Penitent



[pen-i-tuh nt] /ˈpɛn ɪ tənt/

adjective
1.
feeling or expressing sorrow for sin or wrongdoing and disposed to atonement and amendment; repentant; contrite.
noun
2.
a penitent person.
3.
Roman Catholic Church. a person who confesses sin and submits to a penance.
/ˈpɛnɪtənt/
adjective
1.
feeling regret for one’s sins; repentant
noun
2.
a person who is penitent
3.
(Christianity)

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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