Penaunt \Pen"aunt\, n. [OF. penant, peneant. See {Penitent}.] A penitent. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • penitent — penitently, adv. /pen i teuhnt/, adj. 1. feeling or expressing sorrow for sin or wrongdoing and disposed to atonement and amendment; repentant; contrite. n. 2. a penitent person. 3. Rom. Cath. Ch. a person who confesses sin and submits to a… …   Universalium

  • penitent — 1. adjective a) 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. If thou be penitent and grieved, or desirous to be so, these heinous sins shall …   Wiktionary

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