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penance

noun [C/U]  /ˈpen·əns/ us  
activity that shows you regret some previous action, sometimes for religious reasons: [U] They are doing penance for their sins.
Translations of “penance”
in Spanish penitencia…
in French pénitence…
in German die Buße…
in Chinese (Traditional) 悔過,悔罪, 補贖…
in Russian раскаяние, искупление вины…
in Turkish kefaret…
in Chinese (Simplified) 悔过,悔罪, 补赎…
in Polish pokuta…
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