What does repentance mean?

Definitions for repentance
rɪˈpɛn tns, -ˈpɛn tənsre·pen·tance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. repentance, penitence, penancenoun

    remorse for your past conduct


  1. repentancenoun

    The condition of being penitent

    Etymology: First attested circa 14th century, from repentance. For further information see repent.

  2. repentancenoun

    A feeling of regret or remorse for doing wrong or sinning

    Etymology: First attested circa 14th century, from repentance. For further information see repent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repentancenoun

    the act of repenting, or the state of being penitent; sorrow for what one has done or omitted to do; especially, contrition for sin


  1. Repentance

    Repentance is the activity of reviewing one's actions and feeling contrition or regret for past wrongs. It generally involves a commitment to personal change and resolving to live a more responsible and humane life. The practice of repentance plays an important role in the soteriological doctrines of the world's major religions where it is considered necessary for the attainment of salvation. In religious contexts it often involves an act of confession to a spiritual elder. This typically includes an admission of guilt, a promise or resolve not to repeat the offense; an attempt to make restitution for the wrong, or in some way to reverse the harmful effects of the wrong where possible. Within a secular context repentance may form part of the process of psychological healing that takes place during a course of psychotherapy.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of repentance in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of repentance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of repentance in a Sentence

  1. Shinzo Abe:

    With deep repentance in my heart, I stood there in silent prayers for some time.

  2. The Talmud:

    He who carries out one good deed acquires one advocate in his own behalf, and he who commits one transgression acquires one accuser against himself. Repentance and good works are like a shield against calamity.

  3. Dean Keak Tegn:

    Repentance is the grace that Yahweh has granted first to His people otherwise punishment will follow.

  4. Riley Mabry:

    We shouldnt live in fear of messing up, that doesnt align with the teachings of the church. One of the biggest tenets is that we are capable of repentance and forgiveness.

  5. Howard W. Hunter, Speech given in October 1994:

    The path of repentance, though hard at times, lifts one ever upwards and leads to a perfect forgiveness.

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