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penitent in Christianity topic

penitentpenitent2 noun [countable]  RRCsomeone who is doing penance
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penitentAt first they were protected by Catholic rulers, and seen as penitents entitled to alms and succour.And no penitent in a confessional could have unburdened herself more pathetically than did my Maman that afternoon.He became so identified with us that he was the perfect penitent and made the perfect confession to the Father for us.