penitential


penitential

adjective

  1. of, pertaining to, proceeding from, or expressive of penitence or repentance.

noun

  1. a penitent.
  2. a book or code of canons relating to penance, its imposition, etc.

adjective

  1. of, showing, or constituting penance

noun

  1. mainly RC Church a book or compilation of instructions for confessors
  2. a less common word for penitent (def. 2), penitent (def. 3)

adj.c.1500, from Medieval Latin penitentialis, from Latin paenitentia “repentance” (see penitence).

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