penitential

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penitential (comparative more penitential, superlative most penitential)

  1. Pertaining to penance or penitence
    • Sir Walter Scott
      Guilt that all the penitential fires of hereafter can not cleanse.

Noun[edit]

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penitential (plural penitentials)

  1. a book or set of rules pertaining to the Christian sacrament of penance