penitential

[pen-i-ten-shuhl]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, proceeding from, or expressive of penitence or repentance.
noun
2.
3.
a book or code of canons relating to penance, its imposition, etc.

Origin:
1500–10; < Medieval Latin pēnitēntiālis, Late Latin paenitēntiālis. See penitent, -ial

penitentially, adverb
unpenitential, adjective
unpenitentially, adverb
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penitential (ˌpɛnɪˈtɛnʃəl)
 
adj
1.  of, showing, or constituting penance
 
n
2.  chiefly RC Church a book or compilation of instructions for confessors
3.  penitent a less common word for penitent
 
peni'tentially
 
adv

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Example sentences
And so the strict rule he imposed on himself was not a penitential act but a
  security measure.
She from that time led a penitential retired life, and dying fifteen years
  after, was buried near his relics.
The example of his conversion moved sixty gentlemen to devote themselves to an
  austere penitential life.
The penitential austerities which she practised, were such as seemed rather to
  suit a recluse than one who lived in a court.
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