Definition of Errant

1. Adjective. Straying from the right course or from accepted standards. "Errant youngsters"

Similar to: Fallible
Derivative terms: Errancy, Errancy



2. Adjective. Uncontrolled motion that is irregular or unpredictable. "An errant breeze"
Similar to: Uncontrolled
Derivative terms: Err

Definition of Errant

1. a. Wandering; deviating from an appointed course, or from a direct path; roving.

2. n. One who wanders about.

Definition of Errant

1. Adjective. straying from the proper course or standard, or outside established limits ¹

2. Adjective. prone to making errors ¹

3. Adjective. (proscribed) utter, complete (negative); arrant ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Errant

1. a wanderer [n -S] - See also: wanderer

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Literary usage of Errant

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1. Macmillan's Magazine by John Morley, Mowbray Morris, David Masson, George Grove (1907)
"SWEEPS-errant IN the fading Eighties of the last century the genius ot errantry had periods of vigour ... They were Sweeps-errant, Knights of the Chimney ..."

2. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1892)
"... A master U not liable for risks assumed by * minor »errant if the «errant hu sufficient capacity to ..."

3. The Metropolitan (1841)
"THE THREE KNIGHTS AND THE LADY errant: A TALE OF TRUE CHIVALRY. ... In fact, the country was only safe for robbers, knights-errant, and damsels erring. ..."

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