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pen·i·ten·tial

 (pĕn′ĭ-tĕn′shəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or expressing penitence.
2. Of or relating to penance.
n.
1. A book or set of church rules concerning the sacrament of penance.
2. A penitent.

pen′i·ten′tial·ly adv.

penitential

(ˌpɛnɪˈtɛnʃəl)
adj
of, showing, or constituting penance
n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) chiefly RC Church a book or compilation of instructions for confessors
2. a less common word for penitent2, penitent3
ˌpeniˈtentially adv

pen•i•ten•tial

(ˌpɛn ɪˈtɛn ʃəl)

adj.
of, pertaining to, proceeding from, or expressive of penitence or repentance.
[1500–10; < Late Latin paenitentiālis. See penitence, -al1]
pen`i•ten′tial•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.penitential - showing or constituting penance; "penitential tears"; "wrote a penitential letter apologizing for her hasty words"
penitent, repentant - feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds

penitential

adjective
Feeling or expressing regret for one's sins or misdeeds:
Translations

penitential

[ˌpenɪˈtenʃəl] ADJpenitencial

penitential

adjreuevoll, reumütig, reuig; (Eccl) → Buß-; a penitential acteine Bußtat

penitential

[ˌpɛnɪˈtɛnʃəl] adj (frm) (tone, look) → contrito/a; (psalm) → penitenziale
References in periodicals archive ?
Gratian addresses the canonical confusion in the Decretum; Abelard attends to the theological disarray in Sic et Non; and the early summae confessorum look to "the inextricable confusion and contradiction of penalities" in the older monastically inspired penitential books.