1. penitence => penance.
- penance: see pain
- penance (n.)
- late 13c., "religious discipline or self-mortification as a token of repentance and as atonement for some sin," from Anglo-French penaunce, Old French peneance (12c.), from Latin pænitentia (see penitence). Transferred sense is recorded from c. 1300.
- 1. The Koran recommends fasting as a penance before pilgrimages.
- 2. an act of penance
- 3. They had confessed their sins and done their penance.
- 4. Are you willing to do penance for your sins, my son?
- 你愿意以苦刑赎你的罪吗, 孩子?
- 5. She knelt at her mother's feet in penance.
[ penance 造句 ]