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The meaning of Penance

Penance – definition


Punishment inflicted on oneself as an outward expression of repentance for wrongdoing.

Usage examples:

He had done public penance for those hasty words

A sacrament in which a member of the church confesses sins to a priest and is given absolution.

Usage examples:

The penitent then leaves the confessional and goes and prays his penance in the church.

Impose a penance on.

Usage examples:

The bishop penanced him severely for his conduct

Activity that shows you regret some previous action, sometimes for religious reasons

Usage examples:

[ u ] they are doing penance for their sins.

Penance translation into English

Penance: translate from English into Chinese

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Penance: translate from English into Dutch

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Boetedoening, Laten boeten

Penance: translate from English into French

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Pénitence, Faire pénitence

Penance: translate from English into German

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Buße, Strafe, Reue

Penance: translate from English into Hindi

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तपस्या, प्रायश्चित, तोबा, पछतावा, कायाक्लेश, देह दंड

Penance: translate from English into Italian

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Penance: translate from English into Korean

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참회, ...에게 고행을 과하다, ...에게 속죄의 고행을 과하다

Penance: translate from English into Russian

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Покаяние, Наказание, Епитимья, Раскаяние, Искупление, Кара, Показание, Налагать епитимью

Penance: translate from English into Spanish

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Penitencia, Hacer penitencia

Word origin

Middle English: from Old French, from Latin paenitentia ‘repentance’, from the verb paenitere ‘be sorry’.

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