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repentance

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Etymology

First attested circa 14th century, from Old French repentance. For further information see repent.

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Noun

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Singular
repentance

Plural
-

repentance (-)
  1. The condition of being penitent
  2. A feeling of regret or remorse for doing wrong or sinning

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French

Etymology

repentir + -ance (present participle: repentant)

Noun

repentance f.

  1. repentance

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