Penitential

A penitential is a book or set of church rules concerning the Christian sacrament of penance, a `new manner of reconciliation with God` that was first developed by Celtic monks in Ireland in the sixth century AD. ==Origin== In the Early Christian Church absolution for sin was granted after a public confession and abasement; reconciliation was fo.....
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penitential

[adj] - of or relating to penitence or penance 2. [adj] - showing or constituting penance
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Penitential

• (n.) A book formerly used by priests hearing confessions, containing rules for the imposition of penances; -- called also penitential book. • (a.) Of or pertaining to penitence, or to penance; expressing penitence; of the nature of penance; as, the penitential book; penitential tears.
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penitential

adjective showing or constituting penance; `penitential tears`; `wrote a penitential letter apologizing for her hasty words`
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Penitential

Pen`i·ten'tial adjective [ Confer French pénitentiel .] Of or pertaining to penitence, or to penance; expressing penitence; of the nature of penance; as, the penitential book; penitential tears. ' Penitential stripes.' Cowper. « Guilt that all the penitent...
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