penitency


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penitence, penitency

the state or condition of regretting crimes or offenses and being willing to atone for them. — penitent, n., adj.
See also: Crime
the state or condition of regretting sins or offenses and being willing to atone for them. — penitent, n., adj.
See also: Christianity
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penitency

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A feeling of regret for one's sins or misdeeds:
Theology: attrition.