Repentance meaning

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The act or process of repenting.
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The condition of being penitent.
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A feeling of regret or remorse for doing wrong or sinning.
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Repentance is the act of saying sorry or asking for forgiveness for sins and wrongdoings.

An example of repentance is praying to God for forgiveness.

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Remorse or contrition for past conduct or sin.
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A repenting or being penitent; feeling of sorrow, etc., esp. for wrongdoing; compunction; contrition; remorse.
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Origin of repentance

  • First attested circa 14th century, from Old French repentance. More at repent.
    From Wiktionary