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Pen•i•ten•te



Pronunciation: (pen"i-ten'tā, -tē), [key]
n.
a member of a religious order, chiefly in Spanish-American communities in New Mexico, known for their practice of self-flagellation, esp. during Holy Week.

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

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