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Verb
/ˈpenəns/,
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penances, plural;
  1. Impose a penance on
    • - a hair shirt to penance him for his folly in offending
Noun
  1. Voluntary self-punishment inflicted as an outward expression of repentance for having done wrong
    • - he had done public penance for those hasty words
  2. A Christian sacrament in which a member of the Church confesses sins to a priest and is given absolution

  3. A religious observance or other duty required of a person by a priest as part of this sacrament to indicate repentance


  1. repentance: remorse for your past conduct
  2. a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and atonement and absolution
  3. voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing
  4. Penance was an American doom metal band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  5. Penance, in comics, may refer to: *Robbie Baldwin, a Marvel Comics superhero, formerly known as Speedball and now known as Penance *Penance (X-Men), a body now known as Hollow (renamed to avoid confusion with Baldwin), in which female members of the St Croix family have been imprisoned and taken ...
  6. Sanctuary is a Canadian science fiction-fantasy television series created by Damian Kindler. It premiered on Syfy on October 3, 2008. Kindler originally created Sanctuary as an eight-part web series, but later it was adapted for television. ...
  7. Robert "Robbie" Baldwin is a comic book superhero character, appearing in books published by Marvel Comics.
  8. Hollow (formerly called Penance) is an apparently mindless body which three members of the St Croix family, all members of the Marvel Comics superhero team Generation X, had been trapped in at some time. The body possesses red diamond-like skin and rarely speaks.
  9. A non Biblical sacramental rite involving contrition, confession to a priest, the acceptance of penalties, and absolution
  10. A Roman Catholic sacrament in which sins are forgiven by a priest.
  11. Christian sacrament in which the Christian confesses sin and receives absolution.
  12. a form of punishment whereby one who has confessed his sins to a priest can obtain absolution
  13. Any voluntary act that results from repentance. Penance is a concrete expression of gratitude for the forgiveness of a debt that can never in fact be repaid.
  14. An activity similar to mortification* while also containing the idea of reparation (atonement) for personal sins. Most religious communities encourage their members to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) on a regular basis. ...
  15. From the Latin term poena meaning penalty or punishment, it is commonly thought that a persons guilty of wrong-doing will or should suffer for their crimes. In Greek tragedy, this could be imposed whether a person was aware of their transgression or not. ...
  16. a means by which all sins committed after baptism are removed. The means are assigned by a priest and usually consist of special prayers or deeds performed by the sinner.
  17. Interior penance: a conversion of heart toward God and away from sin, which implies the intention to change one's life because of hope in divine mercy. External acts of penance include fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. ...
  18. (Eng): (n) Atonement for misdeeds. Penances were apt to be severe. They almost always involved fasting, which in Inca terms did not mean going without food altogether but merely without meat and seasonings. ...
  19. (2h)[5], FOs down, put FTs on stomach, draw FTs up chest, and without pausing lay DH in the palm of NDH with fingers crossing, PO > signer like the sign PRISON. (< screen in the confessional booth.)
  20. An act of devotion, self-denial or discipline undertaken to soften or nullify the reaction to one's past actions; "self-inflicted karma." Consciously relieving the karmic burden of wrongful actions by undergoing physical or mental hardships and challenges. ...
  21. The deliberate act of performing spiritual disciplines that cause hardship on oneself. These disciplines include fasting, carrying kavadi, prostrating before God 108 times and so forth. ...