Penitent
Penitent Pen"i*tent, a. [F. p['e]nitent, L. paenitens, -entis, poenitens, p. pr. of paenitere, poenitere, to cause to repent, to repent; prob. akin to poena punishment. See {Pain}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

Be penitent, and for thy fault contrite. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The pound he tamed, the penitent he cheered. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Doing penance. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • pénitent — pénitent, ente [ penitɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] n. • XVe, repris 1606; adj. 1370; lat. pænitens, p. prés. de pænitere 1 ♦ Hist. relig. Personne momentanément exclue de la société des fidèles à cause de ses péchés. 2 ♦ Membre d une confrérie s imposant… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pénitent — pénitent, ente (pé ni tan, tan t ) adj. 1°   Qui a regret d avoir offensé Dieu, qui fait pénitence. •   Ne pouvant parvenir à la première gloire de la vertu, qui serait de ne point faillir, ils négligent la seconde, qui est de savoir rhabiller… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • penitent — PENITÉNT, Ă, penitenţi, te, s.m. şi f., adj. 1. s.m. şi f. Credincios care se supune penitenţei (1). 2. adj. Care aparţine penitentului (1), de penitent. – Din fr. pénitent, lat. poenitens, ntis. Trimis de va …   Dicționar Român

  • penitent — Penitent, [penit]ente. adj. Qui a regret d avoir offensé Dieu, qui est dans la pratique, dans les exercices de la penitence. Pecheur penitent. femme penitente. On s en sert plus ordinairement dans le substantif, & il se dit particulierement de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • penitent — I adjective apologetic, atoning, awakened, chastened, compunctious, conciliatory, conscience smitten, conscience stricken, contrite, expiatory, full of regrets, humble, making amends, penitential, piacular, plagued by conscience, propiatory,… …   Law dictionary

  • penitent — late 14c. (adj.), mid 15c. (n.), from O.Fr. pénitent (14c.), from L. paenitentem (see PENITENCE (Cf. penitence)). Related: Penitential …   Etymology dictionary

  • penitent — [pen′i tənt] adj. [OFr < L paenitens, prp. of paenitere, to repent; prob. akin to paene, scarcely: see PASSION] truly sorry for having sinned or done other wrong and willing to atone; contrite; repentant n. 1. a penitent person 2. a person… …   English World dictionary

  • Penitent — Pen i*tent, n. 1. One who repents of sin; one sorrowful on account of his transgressions. [1913 Webster] 2. One under church censure, but admitted to penance; one undergoing penance. [1913 Webster] 3. One under the direction of a confessor. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • penitent — [adj] shamed, sorrowful abject, apologetic, atoning, attritional, compunctious, conscience stricken, contrite, penitential, regretful, remorseful, repentant, rueful, sorry; concepts 403,542 Ant. happy, unashamed, unrepentent …   New thesaurus

  • penitent — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mos I, Mc. penitentncie; lm M. penitentnci {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} w Kościele katolickim: człowiek przystępujący do spowiedzi <łac.> {{/stl 7}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

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