any of the Psalms (the 6th, 32nd, 38th, 51st, 102nd, 130th, and 143rd) that give expression to feelings of penitence and that are used in various Christian liturgical services.
[pen-i-ten-shuh-ree] /ˌpɛn ɪˈtɛn ʃə ri/ noun, plural penitentiaries. 1. a place for imprisonment, reformatory discipline, or punishment, especially a prison maintained in the U.S. by a state or the federal government for serious offenders. 2. Roman Catholic Church. a tribunal in the Curia Romana, presided over by a cardinal (grand penitentiary) having jurisdiction over certain […]
[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 […]
penitis pe·ni·tis (pē-nī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of the penis. Also called phallitis.
[Chinese buhn-jee] /Chinese ˈbʌnˈdʒi/ noun 1. . /ˈpɛnˈtʃiː/ noun 1. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Benxi