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April 25, 2009 - peccant

peccant (pek-uhnt)
(adjective. RELATED: peccancy, peccantness, nouns; peccantly, adverb)

Definitions:
1. sinning; guilty of a moral offense.
2. violating a rule, principle, or established practice; faulty; wrong.
(See 1828 definition)

Origin:
Latin peccāns, peccant-, present participle of peccāre, "to sin"

Example:
Consequently, the brilliant (if morally peccant) young politician from Arkansas discovered Washington DC to be, in his own words, "a goddamned jungle, a sick perverted place." --Reviews, Books - The Independent: "The Clinton Wars" by Sidney Blumenthal
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