penitently


penitently

adjective

  1. feeling or expressing sorrow for sin or wrongdoing and disposed to atonement and amendment; repentant; contrite.

noun

  1. a penitent person.
  2. Roman Catholic Church. a person who confesses sin and submits to a penance.

adjective

  1. feeling regret for one’s sins; repentant

noun

  1. a person who is penitent
  2. Christianity
    1. a person who repents his sins and seeks forgiveness for them
    2. RC Churcha person who confesses his sins to a priest and submits to a penance imposed by him

adj.mid-14c., from Old French pénitent (14c.) and directly from Latin paenitentem (see penitence). As a noun, late 14c., from the adjective.

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