of, constituting, or expressing penitence or penance
Origin of penitentialEcclesiastical Medieval Latin penitentialis
- a penitent
- a list or book of rules governing religious penance
- Of, relating to, or expressing penitence.
- Of or relating to penance.
- A book or set of church rules concerning the sacrament of penance.
- A penitent.
(comparative more penitential, superlative most penitential)
- a book or set of rules pertaining to the Christian sacrament of penance