Peccancy Pec"can*cy, n. [L. peccantia.] 1. The quality or state of being peccant. [1913 Webster]

2. A sin; an offense. --W. Montagu. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • peccancy — [pek′ən sē] n. [LL(Ec) peccantia < peccare, to sin] 1. sinfulness 2. pl. peccancies a sin …   English World dictionary

  • peccancy — ˈpekənsē, nsi noun ( es) Etymology: Late Latin peccantia, from Latin peccant , peccans (present participle of peccare) + ia y 1. : the quality or state of being peccant horrible exultation at the universal peccancy of husbands George Meredith …   Useful english dictionary

  • peccancy — noun /ˈpɛkənsi/ a) Faultiness, a state of being flawed. 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… …   Wiktionary

  • peccancy — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. A wicked act or wicked behavior: crime, deviltry, diablerie, evil, evildoing, immorality, iniquity, misdeed, offense, sin, wickedness, wrong, wrongdoing. See RIGHT. 2. That which is morally bad or objectionable:… …   English dictionary for students

  • peccancy — pec·can·cy …   English syllables

  • peccant — peccancy, peccantness, n. peccantly, adv. /pek euhnt/, adj. 1. sinning; guilty of a moral offense. 2. violating a rule, principle, or established practice; faulty; wrong. [1595 1605; < L peccant (s. of peccans), prp. of peccare to err, offend;… …   Universalium

  • evil — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Immorality Nouns 1. (something evil) evil, ill, harm, hurt; mischief, nuisance; disadvantage, drawback; disaster, casualty, mishap, misfortune, calamity, catastrophe, tragedy, adversity; abomination,… …   English dictionary for students

  • iniquity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. vice, immorality; sin, wickedness, transgression, crime, wrongdoing; injustice. See evil, wrong, improbity, illegality. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. unfairness, immorality, evildoing; see evil 1 ,… …   English dictionary for students

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