from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A confession of sin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- interj. An expression of guilt or culpability.
- n. An act of saying ‘peccavi’; an admission of guilt or responsibility.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- I have sinned; -- used colloquially to express confession or acknowledgment of an offense; -- used rarely, superseded by the approximate equivalent mea culpa.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. I have sinned; I am guilty; it is my fault.
Latin peccāvī, I have sinned, first person sing. perfect tense of peccāre, to sin; see peccable.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin peccāvī ("I have sinned"). (Wiktionary)