What does penitent mean?

Definitions for penitentˈpɛn ɪ tənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word penitent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. penitent(adj)

    (Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor)

  2. penitent, repentant(adj)

    feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds

Wiktionary

  1. penitent(Noun)

    One who repents of sin; one sorrowful on account of his or her transgressions.

  2. penitent(Noun)

    One under church censure, but admitted to penance; one undergoing penance.

  3. penitent(Noun)

    One under the direction of a confessor.

  4. penitent(Adjective)

    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.

  5. penitent(Adjective)

    Doing penance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Penitent(adj)

    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

  2. Penitent(adj)

    doing penance

  3. Penitent(noun)

    one who repents of sin; one sorrowful on account of his transgressions

  4. Penitent(noun)

    one under church censure, but admitted to penance; one undergoing penance

  5. Penitent(noun)

    one under the direction of a confessor

  6. 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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Penitent

    pen′i-tent, adj. suffering pain or sorrow for sin: contrite: repentant.—n. one who is sorry for sin: one who has confessed sin, and is undergoing penance.—ns. Pen′itence, Pen′itency, state of being penitent: sorrow for sin.—adj. Peniten′tial, pertaining to, or expressive of, penitence.—n. a book of rules relating to penance.—adv. Peniten′tially.—adj. Peniten′tiary, relating to penance: penitential.—n. a penitent: an office at the court of Rome for examining and issuing secret bulls, dispensations, &c.: a book for guidance in imposing penances: a place for the performance of penance: a house of correction and punishment for offenders.—adv. Pen′itently.—Penitential garment, a rough garment worn for penance; Penitential psalms, certain psalms suitable for being sung by penitents, as the 6th, 32d, 38th, 51st, 102d, 130th, 143d. [Fr.,—L. pœnitens, -entispœnitēre, to cause to repent.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. PENITENT

    From _pen_, meaning to write, and _intent_, meaning determination. One who determines for the right.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of penitent in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of penitent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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Translations for penitent

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • penitent, peneditCatalan, Valencian
  • μετανοώνGreek
  • katumuksentekijä, katuva, katuvainenFinnish
  • խոստովանորդի, ապաշխարող, զղջացողArmenian
  • poşmanKurdish
  • kairīpenetāMāori
  • раскаивающийся, кающийсяRussian
  • botfärdig, botfärdig syndare, biktbarn, botgörare, botgörande, ångerfullSwedish

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