- contributory negligence,
- control account
Origin of contrition
Examples from the Web for contrition
Scalise offered his contrition that he had made a mistake and apologized for appearing before a group some 12 years ago.
Christie ended up settling and publishing a letter of contrition in the newspapers.Remembering Ma Laureys, the Mother of 10 Christie Slandered to Win His First Election|Michael Daly|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Still, given the disaster her earlier attempts at contrition were, this appearance seems to have done wonders for her.Paula Deen Apologizes (Again) on ‘Today.’ Do You Forgive Her Yet?|Kevin Fallon|June 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Musharraf was still posting updates on Facebook and not showing the contrition expected of a man in his position.
But surely we are entitled to a measure of humility and contrition from the Erdogans of this world—or at least their silence.
In contrition for having spoken so openly of his sister's affairs?Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles|Mrs. Henry Wood
So when he had kissed her enough in gratitude and contrition he besought her to go on.The Man and the Moment|Elinor Glyn
We should realize, too, that we are not heard for our much speaking, but for the purity and the contrition of our hearts.A Source Book for Mediaeval History|Oliver J. Thatcher
"I wish I knew where I was,—what I was saying last," said she, in a tone of deep sorrow and contrition.The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)|Charles James Lever
He was all contrition in this first moment when his delinquency was brought home to consciousness.Making People Happy|Thompson Buchanan
c.1300, contrycyun, from Old French contriciun (Modern French contrition) and directly from Latin contritionem (nominative contritio), noun of action from past participle stem of conterere (see contrite).