[ pen-i-ten-tey, -tee ]
/ ˌpɛn ɪˈtɛn teɪ, -ti /
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a member of a confraternity, chiefly in Spanish American communities in New Mexico, known for their practice of self-flagellation, especially during Holy Week.
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Origin of Penitente
First recorded in 1830–40; Americanism; from Spanish, literally, “penitent,” singular of Penitentes, short for Los Hermanos Penitentes “the penitent brothers”
Words nearby Penitente
Peninsula War, penis, penis envy, penitence, penitent, Penitente, penitential, penitential Psalm, penitentiary, Penki, penknife
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How to use Penitente in a sentence
Placido Penitente left the class with his heart overflowing with bitterness and sullen gloom in his looks.
In the house of the silversmith, where Placido Penitente boarded, the events were commented upon and discussed with some freedom.
These attitudes were materialized in the building of the penitente moradas.
The cantata “Davidde Penitente” was the outcome of a work of love.The Standard Cantatas|George P. Upton
Penitente membership comprises two strata distinguishable by title and activity.