Definitions for penitentˈpɛn ɪ tənt
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(Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor)
feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
One who repents of sin; one sorrowful on account of his or her transgressions.
One under church censure, but admitted to penance; one undergoing penance.
One under the direction of a confessor.
Feeling pain or sorrow on account of sins or offenses; repentant; contrite; sincerely affected by a sense of guilt, and resolved on amendment of life.
feeling pain or sorrow on account of sins or offenses; repentant; contrite; sincerely affected by a sense of guilt, and resolved on amendment of life
one who repents of sin; one sorrowful on account of his transgressions
one under church censure, but admitted to penance; one undergoing penance
one under the direction of a confessor
Origin: [F. pnitent, L. paenitens, -entis, poenitens, p. pr. of paenitere, poenitere, to cause to repent, to repent; prob. akin to poena punishment. See Pain.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
From _pen_, meaning to write, and _intent_, meaning determination. One who determines for the right.
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Christians rejoice because God is their heavenly Father who forgives the penitent, because God sent his Son into the world for the salvation of all who have faith, because Jesus Christ not only died but was raised again from the dead and because joy is one of the ninefold fruits of the Spirit.
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