Penitent Synonyms & Definitions

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• PenitentDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (a.) Doing penance.
  2. (n.) One under the direction of a confessor.
  3. (n.) One under church censure, but admitted to penance; one undergoing penance.
  4. (a.) Feeling pain or sorrow on account of sins or offenses; repentant; contrite; sincerely affected by a sense of guilt, and resolved on amendment of life.
  5. (n.) One who repents of sin; one sorrowful on account of his transgressions.

• PenitentialDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (n.) A book formerly used by priests hearing confessions, containing rules for the imposition of penances; -- called also penitential book.
  2. (a.) Of or pertaining to penitence, or to penance; expressing penitence; of the nature of penance; as, the penitential book; penitential tears.

• PenitentiariesDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (pl. ) of Penitentiary