peccable

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From Medieval Latin peccābilis, from Latin peccō (I sin).

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peccable

  1. Liable to sin; subject to transgress the divine law.
    • Ralph Cudworth
      But to be mutable or changeable in way of diminution, lapsable or peccable, is an essential property of a rational imperfect being.
    • 1994 July 25, Jack Winter, “How I met my wife”, in The New Yorker:
      And even though I had only swerving loyalty to her, my manners couldn't be peccable.

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