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Meaning of ERRANT

Pronunciation:  'erunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  capable of making an error; "all men are error-prone"
 

ERRANT is a 6 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: erring, error-prone, fallible
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Er"rant\, a. [F. errant, p. pr. fr. OF. errer to travel,
    LL. iterare, fr. L. iter journey; confused somewhat with L.
    errare to err. See {Eyre}, and cf. {Arrant}, {Itinerant}.]
    1. Wandering; deviating from an appointed course, or from a
       direct path; roving.
    
             Seven planets or errant stars in the lower orbs of
             heaven.                               --Sir T.
                                                   Browne.
    
    2. Notorious; notoriously bad; downright; arrant.
    
             Would make me an errant fool.         --B. Jonson.
    
    3. (Eng. Law) Journeying; itinerant; -- formerly applied to
       judges who went on circuit and to bailiffs at large.
       --Mozley & W.
    
    
  2. \Er"rant\, n.
    One who wanders about. [Obs.] --Fuller.
    
    
 
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