Repentance

Re*pent"ance

(r*pnt"ns), n. [F. repentance.] The act of repenting, or the state of being penitent; sorrow for what one has done or omitted to do; especially, contrition for sin. Chaucer.
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Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation.
2. Cor. vii. 20.
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Repentance is a change of mind, or a conversion from sin to God.
Hammond.
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Repentance is the relinquishment of any practice from the conviction that it has offended God. Sorrow, fear, and anxiety are properly not parts, but adjuncts, of repentance; yet they are too closely connected with it to be easily separated.
Rambler.
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Syn. -- Contrition; regret; penitence; contriteness; compunction. See Contrition.
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