HyperDic: penance

English > 3 senses of the word penance:
NOUNfeelingpenance, repentance, penitenceremorse for your past conduct
actpenancea Catholic sacrament
actpenance, self-mortification, self-abasementvoluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing
penance > pronunciation
Soundspeh'nahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > penance: 3 senses > noun 1, feeling
Meaningremorse for your past conduct.
Synonymsrepentance, penitence
Broadercompunction, remorse, self-reproachA feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
Spanisharrepentimiento, penitencia
Catalanpenediment, penitència
English > penance: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and atonement and absolution.
Partsabsolution, remission, remittal, remission of sinThe act of absolving or remitting
Narrowerconfession(Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution
BroadersacramentA formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it
Spanishpenitencia
Catalanpenitència
English > penance: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningVoluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing.
Synonymsself-mortification, self-abasement
Broaderpunishment, penalty, penalization, penalisationThe act of punishing
Spanishautodegradación, automortificación, penitencia
Catalanpenitència

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