Repentance
Repentance Re*pent"ance (r[-e]*p[e^]nt"ans), n. [F. repentance.] The act of repenting, or the state of being penitent; sorrow for what one has done or omitted to do; especially, contrition for sin. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation. --2. Cor. vii. 20. [1913 Webster]

Repentance is a change of mind, or a conversion from sin to God. --Hammond. [1913 Webster]

Repentance is the relinquishment of any practice from the conviction that it has offended God. Sorrow, fear, and anxiety are properly not parts, but adjuncts, of repentance; yet they are too closely connected with it to be easily separated. --Rambler. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Contrition; regret; penitence; contriteness; compunction. See {Contrition}. [1913 Webster]


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