Roman Catholic Church A tribunal associated with Roman Curia having jurisdiction in matters regarding penance, dispensations, and papal absolutions.
Roman Catholic Church A priest whose special function is the management of this sacrament of penance in a specific church or diocese.
a situation or national prison for convicted felons.
A priest whom administers the sacrament of penance.
a person who prescribes the guidelines and measures of penance.
a person who does penance.
a tiny building in a monastery, or a part of a church, in which penitents confessed.
An office of this papal courtroom which examines situations of conscience, confession, absolution from vows, etc., and provides decisions, dispensations, etc., operate by a cardinal known as the Grand Penitentiary, appointed because of the pope.
An officer in a few dioceses since 1215 A.D., vested with power from the bishop to absolve in cases set aside to him.
one that suggests the guidelines and steps of penance.
person who does penance.
a tiny building in a monastery in which penitents confessed.
That section of a church that penitents had been accepted.
An office of this papal courtroom which examines situations of conscience, confession, absolution from vows, etc., and provides decisions, dispensations, etc. Its main is a cardinal, known as the Grand Penitentiary, appointed because of the pope.
An officer in a few dioceses since A. D. 1215, vested with power from bishop to absolve in situations reserved to him.
a residence of correction, which offenders are confined for punishment, discipline, and reformation, and in that they are usually compelled to work; a prison; a jail. Colloquially often shortened to pen.
A penitent; a person who repents of sin or does penance because of it.
A confessor; someone appointed to manage penitents or penances.
into the Roman Catholic Church, one that recommends the principles and examples of penance; specifically, an officer vested with power from the bishop to absolve in situations that your ordinary parish priest are incompetent to ascertain.
into the papal courtroom, an office for which are examined and from where are released secret bulls, dispensations, etc., the tribunal responsible being called the Tribunal of Penitentiaries.
A book the guidance of confessors in imposing penances, etc., recommending the rules and measures of penance.
somewhere the overall performance of penance; a tiny building in monastic organizations which a penitent restricted himself. The term was also applied to that section of a church to which penitents had been admitted during the solution.
A prison for which convicts are confined for discipline and reformation, and compelled to work; a house of modification; the area for which crooks condemned to penal servitude are restricted.
an associate associated with the Penitents, particular spiritual orders. See penitent, 2.
a correctional institution for the people convicted of significant crimes