Penitential
Penitential Pen`i*ten"tial, a. [Cf. F. p['e]nitentiel.] Of or pertaining to penitence, or to penance; expressing penitence; of the nature of penance; as, the penitential book; penitential tears. ``Penitential stripes.'' --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

Guilt that all the penitential fires of hereafter can not cleanse. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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  • Penitential — Pen i*ten tial, n. (R. C. Ch.) A book formerly used by priests hearing confessions, containing rules for the imposition of penances; called also {penitential book}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pénitential — pénitential, iale, iaux [ penitɑ̃sjal, jo ] adj. • 1535; pénitencial « pénitentiel » 1374; lat. ecclés. pænitentialis ♦ Relig. Psaumes pénitentiaux : les sept psaumes de la pénitence. pénitential, ale, aux [penitɑ̃sjal, o] adj. ÉTYM. 1374,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • penitential — index contrite, penitent, remorseful, repentant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • penitenţial — PENITENŢIÁL, Ă I. adj. referitor la penitenţă. II. s. n. 1. ritual de penitenţă, utilizat de confesori. 2. scriere care cuprinde canoane, penitenţe. (< fr. pénitentiel, lat. paenitentialis) Trimis de raduborza, 26.10.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • penitential — [pen΄i ten′shəl] adj. [ML(Ec) penitentialis] of, constituting, or expressing penitence or penance n. 1. a penitent 2. a list or book of rules governing religious penance penitentially adv …   English World dictionary

  • Penitential — A penitential is a book or set of church rules concerning the Christian sacrament of penance, a new manner of reconciliation with God [Rouche 1987, p. 528.] that was first developed by Celtic monks in Ireland in the sixth century AD. When priests …   Wikipedia

  • penitential — [[t]pe̱nɪte̱nʃ(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Penitential means expressing deep sorrow and regret at having done something wrong. [FORMAL] They made their way from church to church, singing penitential psalms …   English dictionary

  • penitential — pen|i|ten|tial [ˌpenıˈtenʃəl] adj formal relating to being sorry for having done something wrong ▪ penitential journeys to famous shrines …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • penitential — pen|i|ten|tial [ ,penı tenʃl ] adjective FORMAL showing that you are sorry for having done something bad: a penitential life …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • penitential — adjective formal connected with being sorry for having done something wrong: penitential journeys to famous shrines penitentially adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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