penitence

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First attested circa 13th century, from Middle English penitence, from Old French penitence, from Latin paenitentia (repentance, penitence), from paenitēns (penitent), present active participle of paeniteō (regret, repent). Doublet of penance.

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  • enPR: pĕnʹĭ-təns

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penitence (countable and uncountable, plural penitences)

  1. The condition of being penitent; a feeling of regret or remorse for doing wrong or sinning.

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Middle French[edit]

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Latin.

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penitence f (plural penitences)

  1. (chiefly Christianity) penitence (repentance for one's sins)

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Borrowed from Latin paenitentia.

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penitence f (oblique plural penitences, nominative singular penitence, nominative plural penitences)

  1. (chiefly Christianity) penitence (repentance for one's sins)

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