Meaning of peccant in English:

peccant

Pronunciation /?p?k(?)nt/

adjective

archaic
  • 1Having committed a fault or sin.

    • ‘the peccant officials fell on their knees’
    culpable, to blame, blameworthy, blameable, at fault, in the wrong, responsible, answerable, accountable, liable
  • 2Diseased or causing disease.

    • ‘peccant matter’
    unhealthy, ill, sick, unwell, ailing, infirm, sickly, unsound, unwholesome, infected, septic, contaminated, blighted, rotten, bad, abnormal

Origin

Late 16th century (in peccant (sense 2)): from Latin peccant- ‘sinning’, from the verb peccare.