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  Definition of penance
  1. a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and satisfaction and absolution
  2. voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing
  3. remorse for your past conduct
Similar Words: self-mortification, self-abasement, repentance, penitence

 

Hyponyms: confession

 

Derivational Morphology: repent, regret, rue

 

Anagrams: panacea

 

 
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