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Overview of noun penance

The noun penance has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) repentance, penitence, penance

(remorse for your past conduct)

2. (1) penance

(a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and atonement and absolution)

3. penance, self-mortification, self-abasement

(voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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