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Related to penance: Sacrament of Penance
1. An act of self-mortification or devotion performed voluntarily to show sorrow for a sin or other wrongdoing.
2. Penance A sacrament in some Christian churches that includes contrition, confession to a priest, acceptance of punishment, and absolution. Also called reconciliation.
tr.v. pen·anced, pen·anc·ing, pen·anc·es
To impose penance upon.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin paenitentia, penitence, from paenitēns, paenitent-, penitent; see penitent.]
1. voluntary self-punishment to atone for a sin, crime, etc
2. a feeling of regret for one's wrongdoings
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity
a. a punishment usually consisting of prayer, fasting, etc, undertaken voluntarily as an expression of penitence for sin
b. a punishment of this kind imposed by church authority as a condition of absolution
(Ecclesiastical Terms) (tr) (of ecclesiastical authorities) to impose a penance upon (a sinner)
[C13: via Old French from Latin paenitentia repentance; related to Latin poena penalty]
1. a punishment undergone as penitence for sin.
2. a penitential discipline imposed by church authority.
3. a sacrament, as in the Roman Catholic Church, consisting of confession, repentance, and forgiveness for one's sins.
[1250–1300; Middle English penaunce < Anglo-French; Old French peneance < Latin paenitentia penitence]
Past participle: penanced
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|Noun||1.||penance - remorse for your past conduct|
|2.||penance - a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and atonement and absolution|
remission of sin, absolution, remittal, remission - the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
sacrament - a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction
confession - (Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution
|3.||penance - voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing|
noun atonement, punishment, penalty, reparation, expiation, sackcloth and ashes, self-punishment, self-mortification carrying out acts of penance for his sins The penance imposed on him proved light.
punishment that a person suffers willingly to show that he is sorry for something wrong he has done. He did penance for his sins. boetedoening كَفّارَه، تَكْفير покаяние penitência pokání die Buße bod αυτοτιμωρία penitencia patukahetsus ریاضت katumusharjoitus pénitence סִיגוּפִים प्रायश्चित्त činiti pokoru za, zadati pokoru bűnbánat hukuman yfirbót penitenza 償い 속죄 atgaila grēku izpirkšana/nožēlošana penebusan boetebotpokuta توبه، پښيماني penitência penitenţă покаяние pokánie pokora pokora botgöring การสำนึกบาป kefaret 苦行，贖罪 епітимія توبہ، کفارہ sự ăn năn hối lỗi （赎罪的）苦行，苦修