• Penitential Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A book formerly used by priests hearing confessions, containing rules for the imposition of penances; -- called also penitential book.
- (a.) Of or pertaining to penitence, or to penance; expressing penitence; of the nature of penance; as, the penitential book; penitential tears.
• Penitentially Definition & Synonyms
- (adv.) In a penitential manner.