Penitential

Definition of Penitential

Pen`i`ten´tial
a.1.Of or pertaining to penitence, or to penance; expressing penitence; of the nature of penance; as, the penitential book; penitential tears.
Guilt that all the penitential fires of hereafter can not cleanse.
- Sir W. Scott.
n.1.(R. C. Ch.) A book formerly used by priests hearing confessions, containing rules for the imposition of penances; - called also penitential book.

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