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 for Errant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Errant \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.
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              Seven planets or errant stars in the lower orbs of
              heaven.                               --Sir T.
                                                    Browne.
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     2. Notorious; notoriously bad; downright; arrant.
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              Would make me an errant fool.         --B. Jonson.
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     3. (Eng. Law) Journeying; itinerant; -- formerly applied to
        judges who went on circuit and to bailiffs at large.
        --Mozley & W.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Errant \Er"rant\, n.
     One who wanders about. [Obs.] --Fuller.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  errant
      adj 1: straying from the right course or from accepted
             standards; "errant youngsters"
      2: uncontrolled motion that is irregular or unpredictable; "an
         errant breeze"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "errant":
     aberrant, aberrative, abroad, adrift, all abroad, all off,
     all wrong, amiss, askew, astray, at fault, awry, beside the mark,
     circuitous, circumforaneous, corrupt, deceptive, defective,
     delusive, departing, desultory, deviant, deviating, deviational,
     deviative, deviatory, devious, digressive, discursive, distorted,
     divagatory, drifting, errable, erratic, erring, erroneous,
     error-prone, excursive, fallacious, fallible, false, faultful,
     faulty, flawed, flitting, floating, footloose,
     footloose and fancy-free, fugitive, gadding, gypsy-like, gypsyish,
     heretical, heterodox, illogical, illusory, indirect, itinerant,
     labyrinthine, landloping, liable to error, mazy, meandering,
     migrational, migratory, misbehaving, mischievous, naughty, nomad,
     nomadic, not right, not true, off, off the track, open to error,
     out, out-of-the-way, peccant, perverse, perverted, planetary,
     rambling, ranging, roaming, roving, self-contradictory, serpentine,
     shifting, snaky, straggling, stray, straying, strolling, swerving,
     traipsing, transient, transitory, transmigratory, turning,
     twisting, undirected, unfactual, unorthodox, unproved, unreliable,
     untrue, vagabond, vagrant, veering, wandering, wide, winding,
     wrong, zigzag
  
  

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