Definition of Penances

1. Noun. (plural of penance) ¹



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Definition of Penances

1. penance [v] - See also: penance

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Penances

penalty kill
penalty kills
penalty phase
penalty shootout
penalty shootouts
penalty spot
penalty spots
penalty try
penalty unit
penalty units
penam
penams
penance
penanced
penanceless
penances (current term)
penancing
penang
penang nut
penangs
penannular
penary
penates
penbutolol
pence
pencel
pencell
pencells
pencels
pencentric

Literary usage of Penances

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1. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor by Jeremy Taylor, Charles Page Eden, Reginald Heber (1852)
"Whether the guides of souls have a proper and spiritual power to enjoin penances or ecclesiastical satisfactions to a prince that hath sinned publicly. ..."

2. A History of the Inquisition of Spain by Henry Charles Lea (1907)
"We need therefore not be surprised to see how insignificant a place spiritual penances held in the sentences of the Holy Office, and it would scarce be ..."

3. Delineation of Roman Catholicism: Drawn from the Authentic and Acknowledged by Charles Elliott (1851)
"The penances and satisfactions enjoined in the Church of Rome, furnish no adequate restraints or proper checks on sin. They do not tend to reform sinners. ..."

4. A Theological Dictionary, Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms: A by Charles Buck (1823)
"As for the penances ... or by voluntary penances to which they submit, ... without confessing to a priest, anc! performing the penances which he imposes. ..."

5. Remarks on Ecclesiastical History by John Jortin (1805)
"sorts ; penances for the obedient, and censures for the refractory. The canonical penances were still in vi* gour at the end of the eleventh century ..."

6. Anecdotes and Examples Illustrating the Catholic Catechism by Francis Spirago (1904)
"penances AND INDULGENCES In the early ages of the Church, penances were very much ... Some penances were called public, because they were to be performed in ..."

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