Translation of "penance" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈpen.əns/ us

an act that shows that you feel sorry about something that you have done, sometimes for religious reasons

penitencia, castigo
As a penance, she said she would buy them all a box of chocolates.
They are doing penance for their sins.

(Translation of “penance” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈpenəns/

punishment that a person suffers willingly to show that he is sorry for something wrong he has done

He did penance for his sins.

(Translation of “penance” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)