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Grand Penitentiary Line breaks: Grand Peni¦ten|tiary

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Definition of Grand Penitentiary in English:


(In the Roman Catholic Church) a cardinal presiding over the penitentiary.
Example sentences
  • Now, Cento was just the man I might need in this situation: his title as Grand Penitentiary of the Church meant he could forgive special sins.

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