penitential

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adjective pen·i·ten·tial \ˌpe-nə-ˈten(t)-shəl\

Definition of penitential

  1. :  of or relating to penitence or penance

penitentially

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1508

First Known Use of penitential

1508


PENITENTIAL Defined for English Language Learners

penitential

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adjective pen·i·ten·tial \ˌpe-nə-ˈten(t)-shəl\

Definition of penitential for English Language Learners

  • : relating to the feeling of being sorry for doing something wrong : relating to penitence or penance


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