Perfect-contrition



noun
1.
See under (def 2).
[kuh n-trish-uh n] /kənˈtrɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
sincere penitence or remorse.
2.
Theology. sorrow for and detestation of sin with a true purpose of amendment, arising from a love of God for His own perfections (perfect contrition) or from some inferior motive, as fear of divine punishment (imperfect contrition)
/kənˈtrɪʃən/
noun
1.
deeply felt remorse; penitence
2.
(Christianity) detestation of past sins and a resolve to make amends, either from love of God (perfect contrition) or from hope of heaven (imperfect contrition)
n.

c.1300, contrycyun, from Old French contriciun (Modern French contrition) and directly from Latin contritionem (nominative contritio), noun of action from past participle stem of conterere (see contrite).

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