Translation of penance in Spanish:
noun/nombreu and c
- 1.1 [Religion/Religión] penitencia (feminine) for penance say three Hail Marys como penitencia reza tres avemarías to do penance for sth hacer* penitencia por algo to perform a public penance hacer* un acto de contrición públicoExample sentences1.2 (punishment) [humorous/humorístico] castigo (masculine)
- They extended to religious observance and penance, or expiation, though in the later period there is a tendency to concentrate on what looks more today, in the west, like law.
- I'm doing my duty and my penance now, but I'll always be a woman who loves a good show.
- On the minus side, being presented with such an array of dishes almost always results in the type of culinary blow-out which requires hours of penance in the gym afterwards.
- Ignorant and wicked are the doings of those priests who, in the case of the dying, reserve canonical penances for purgatory.
- In the bitter cold of winter, the yogi undertook various penances which, it was said, gave him great powers.
- Speaking of which, will the guidelines for penances have to be re-written?
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