Definición de penitent en inglés:


Saltos de línea: peni|tent
Pronunciación: /ˈpɛnɪt(ə)nt



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  • 1A person who repents their sins and (in the Christian Church) seeks forgiveness from God.
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    • It would entail suspension from Eucharistic communion and taking one's seat in a special part of the church building reserved for penitents.
    • But he always seemed to me to be a model of what a Christian penitent should be and I was always grateful for him.
    • I can see that part of the Church's mission is forgiveness and second chances for the penitent.
  • 1.1(In the Roman Catholic Church) a person who confesses their sins to a priest and submits to the penance that he imposes.
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    • The penitent then leaves the confessional and goes and prays his penance in the church.
    • A person guilty of serious sin confessed to a bishop or presbyter appointed to this office, enrolled in the order of penitents, did penance and was reconciled on Holy Thursday in a solemn ceremony just prior to the offertory.
    • We have to protect that confidentiality and we insist on personal confession of the penitent to the priests.



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  • This only happens when we come penitently to embrace Jesus Christ as our only hope.
  • ‘I must change my vote,’ he announced, penitently.
  • The mother, usually veiled, carried the candle blessed at Candlemas and waited penitently for the priest at the vestibule of the church with her husband and female companions.


Middle English: from Old French, from Latin paenitent- 'repenting', from the verb paenitere.

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