penitent definition

  • adjective:
    • Feeling or expressing remorse for one's misdeeds or sins.
    • Feeling pain or sorrow due to sins or offenses; repentant; contrite; sincerely affected by a feeling of shame, and resolved on amendment of life.
    • Performing penance.
    • Feeling discomfort or sadness on account of sins or offenses; repentant; contrite; sincerely impacted by a feeling of guilt, and resolved on amendment of life.
    • Doing penance.
    • experience or expressing remorse for misdeeds
  • noun:
    • one that is penitent.
    • an individual doing penance underneath the direction of a confessor.
    • one that repents of sin; one sorrowful because of his / her transgressions.
    • One under chapel censure, but admitted to penance; one undergoing penance.
    • One under the path of a confessor.
    • person who repents of sin; one sorrowful on account of their transgressions.
    • One under church censure, but admitted to penance; one undergoing penance.
    • One in direction of a confessor.
    • One who repents, or is sorry for sin, transgression, or offending; a contrite or repentant individual.
    • Eccles., one that tends to make confession of sin and undergoes, under priestly path, the ecclesiastical discipline recommended for the absolution.
    • (Roman Catholic Church) somebody who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic might accepted to penance underneath the path of a confessor)
  • others:
    • Sorry for sin or even for offense dedicated; contrite; troubled by a feeling of shame and resolved on amendment; repentant.
    • Performing penance; suffering.

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