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General dictionaries General (30 matching dictionaries)
  1. penance: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. penance: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. penance: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. penance: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. penance: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. penance: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Penance, penance: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. penance: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. penance: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. penance: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. penance: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. penance: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. penance: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. penance: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. penance: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. penance: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Penance (Catholic Church), Penance (TV series), Penance (Thunderbolts), Penance (X-Men), Penance (band), Penance (comics), Penance (disambiguation), Penance (film), Penance: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Penance: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. penance: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. penance: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. Penance: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. penance: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. Penance: 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
  24. penance: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. penance: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. penance: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. penance: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. penance: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. PENANCE: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  2. penance: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. penance: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. penance: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Religion dictionaries Religion (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. Penance (as a Virtue): Catholic Encyclopedia [home, info]
  2. Penance: Glossary of spiritual and religious terms [home, info]
  3. PENANCE: Irivng Hexham's Concise Dictionary of Religion [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. penance: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (penance)

noun:  a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and satisfaction and absolution
noun:  voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing
noun:  remorse for your past conduct

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Words similar to penance:   penanced, penancing, penitence, repentance, self-abasement, self-mortification, more...

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