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pen•i•tent



Pronunciation: (pen'i-tunt), [key]
adj.
feeling or expressing sorrow for sin or wrongdoing and disposed to atonement and amendment; repentant; contrite.

n.
1. a penitent person.
2. Rom. Cath. Ch.a person who confesses sin and submits to a penance.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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