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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of or relating an act of contrition adj. - Showing regret for wrong-doing through some type of action.

Usage examples (37)
  • The commissary ordered that barefoot and in penitential fashion, he should offer a candle for the forgiveness of his sins.
  • The Day of Atonement is the great penitential day of the Hebrew calendar
  • penitential tears
  • The Bragan rite also mentions the use of the folded chasuble in penitential seasons, including upon Good Friday. for more
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