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Definitions of penitent

  1. feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Feeling pain or sorrow on account of sins or offenses; repentant; contrite; sincerely affected by a sense of guilt, and resolved on amendment of life. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Doing penance. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. One who repents of sin; one sorrowful on account of his transgressions. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. One under church censure, but admitted to penance; one undergoing penance. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. One under the direction of a confessor. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Sorry; repentant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. One who is repentant; one who is doing penance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Penitently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Suffering pain or sorrow for sin: contrite: repentant. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. One grieved for sin: one under penance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Sorry for sin; repentant. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Sorry for sin and desirous of amendment; contrite; repentant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. One who is penitent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Contrite; repentant. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Fraternities in the Rom. Cath. Church, distinguished by their habits, and employed in acts of charity. Order of Penitents, a religious order established in 1272, for the reception of reformed courtesans. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. One who repents of sin; one under church censure, but admitted to penance; one under a confessor. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. Sorrowful in heart on account of sins and faults; contrite. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. One who is sorrowful on account of his transgressions; one lying under church censure, but admitted to do penance; one who is under the direction of a confessor. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. pen'i-tent, adj. suffering pain or sorrow for sin: contrite: repentant.--n. one who is sorry for sin: one who has confessed sin, and is undergoing penance.--ns. PEN'ITENCE, PEN'ITENCY, state of being penitent: sorrow for sin.--adj. PENITEN'TIAL, pertaining to, or expressive of, penitence.--n. a book of rules relating to penance.--adv. PENITEN'TIALLY.--adj. PENITEN'TIARY, relating to penance: penitential.--n. a penitent: an office at the court of Rome for examining and issuing secret bulls, dispensations, &c.: a book for guidance in imposing penances: a place for the performance of penance: a house of correction and punishment for offenders.--adv. PEN'ITENTLY.--PENITENTIAL GARMENT, a rough garment worn for penance; PENITENTIAL PSALMS, certain psalms suitable for being sung by penitents, as the 6th, 32d, 38th, 51st, 102d, 130th, 143d. [Fr.,--L. poenitens, -entis--poenit[=e]re, to cause to repent.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. That repents, contrite; (n.) repentant sinner, person doing penance under direction of confessor, (pl.) various R.-C. orders associated for mutual discipline &c. Hence or cogn. penitence n., penitently adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. n. One who repents of sin;—one under church censure, but admitted to penance;—one under the direction of a confessor. Cabinet Dictionary

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