An act of self-mortification or devotion performed voluntarily to show sorrow for a sin or other wrongdoing.
A sacrament in certain Christian churches which includes contrition, confession to a priest, acceptance of punishment, and absolution. Also referred to as reconciliation.
A voluntary self-imposed discipline for a sinful work or wrongdoing. It could be designed to serve as reparation for work.
A sacrament in some Christian churches.
soreness; sadness; suffering.
an easy method of repairing a sin dedicated, and acquiring pardon for it, consisting partially within the overall performance of expiatory rites, partly in voluntary submitting to a punishment corresponding into transgression, enforced by a confessor or other ecclesiastical expert. Penance could be the fourth of seven sacraments in the Roman Catholic Church.
Any work carried out by people to atone for an offense to some other; an act of atonement.
Sorrow for sin shown by outward functions; self-punishment expressive of penitence or repentance; the suffering to which an individual voluntarily subjects himself, as by fasting, flagellation, self-imposed jobs, etc., as a manifestation of penitence; the outward acts through which sorrow for sin is shown.
Eccles., sadness for sin shown by outward functions under expert and regulation associated with the church; contrition manifested by confession and pleasure and entitling to absolution; hence, absolution ensuing upon contrition and confession with pleasure or purpose of satisfaction.
The penalty or discipline imposed because of the priest when you look at the above sacrament.
ergo Any work of austerity or asceticism practised with a religious motive.
Suffering; sorrow; misery.
a guitar or means of self-punishment employed by individuals undergoing penance either inflicted or voluntary.
showing your self repentant by distributing towards the punishment of censure or suffering.
a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and atonement and absolution
remorse for the previous conduct
voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for many wrongdoing