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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Penitence  \Pen"i*tence\,  n.  [F.  p['e]nitence,  L.  paenitentia 
  See  {Penitent},  and  cf  {Penance}.] 
  The  quality  or  condition  of  being  penitent;  the  disposition 
  of  a  penitent;  sorrow  for  sins  or  faults;  repentance; 
  contrition.  ``Penitence  of  his  old  guilt.''  --Chaucer. 
  Death  is  deferred,  and  penitenance  has  room  To 
  mitigate,  if  not  reverse,  the  doom.  --Dryden. 
  Syn:  Repentance;  contrition;  compunction. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  remorse  for  your  past  conduct  [syn:  {repentance},  {penance}] 

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