impenitence

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im·​pen·​i·​tence | \ (ˌ)im-ˈpe-nə-tən(t)s How to pronounce impenitence (audio) \

Definition of impenitence

: the quality or state of being impenitent

First Known Use of impenitence

1595, in the meaning defined above

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“Impenitence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/impenitence. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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