repentance

[ ri-pen-tns, -pen-tuhns ]
/ rɪˈpɛn tns, -ˈpɛn təns /

noun

deep sorrow, compunction, or contrition for a past sin, wrongdoing, or the like.
regret for any past action.

Origin of repentance

1300–50; Middle English repentaunce < Old French repentance. See repent1, -ance

Related forms

non·re·pent·ance, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for repentance

repentance

/ (rɪˈpɛntəns) /

noun

remorse or contrition for one's past actions or sins
an act or the process of being repentant; penitence
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