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Meaning of ERRANT

Pronunciation:  'erunt

WordNet Dictionary
[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
  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.
    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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