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Definition of Penance

Penance

  1. Repentance.
  2. Pain; sorrow; suffering.
  3. A means of repairing a sin committed, and obtaining pardon for it, consisting partly in the performance of expiatory rites, partly in voluntary submission to a punishment corresponding to the transgression. Penance is the fourth of seven sacraments in the Roman Catholic Church.
  4. To impose penance; to punish.
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penance in Latin is penitentia