C14: from Old French: journeying, from Vulgar Latin iterāre (unattested), from Latin iter journey; influenced by Latin errāre to err
errant for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (erənt)
adjective [ADJ n]
Errant is used to describe someone whose actions are considered unacceptable or wrong by other people. For example, an erranthusband is unfaithful to his partner. [formal] ⇒ Usually his cases involved errant husbands and wandering wives. ⇒ His errant son at Dartmouth ran up debts of £2250.