Penitential



[pen-i-ten-shuh l] /ˌpɛn ɪˈtɛn ʃəl/

adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, proceeding from, or expressive of or repentance.
noun
2.
a .
3.
a book or code of canons relating to penance, its imposition, etc.
/ˌpɛnɪˈtɛnʃəl/
adjective
1.
of, showing, or constituting penance
noun
2.
(mainly RC Church) a book or compilation of instructions for confessors
3.
a less common word for penitent (sense 2), penitent (sense 3)
adj.

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

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