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Definition 1: voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for penance in the sense of this definition

(penance is a kind of ...) the act of punishing

Definition 2: a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and atonement and absolution - [noun denoting act]

(penance is a kind of ...) a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction

(... is a kind of penance ) (Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution

(penance is a part of ...) the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance

Definition 3: remorse for your past conduct - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for penance in the sense of this definition

(penance is a kind of ...) a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

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