AskDefine | Define peccancy

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From post-classical peccantia, from Latin peccans, present participle of pecco.


  • a UK /ˈpɛkənsi/


  1. Faultiness, a state of being flawed.
  2. A sin or moral transgression.
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Folio Society 2008, p. 227:
      For it is then as if our tears broke through an inveterate inner dam, and let all sorts of ancient peccancies and moral stagnancies drain away, leaving us now washed and soft of heart and open to every nobler leaning.
  3. Sinfulness.
  4. Unhealthiness.
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