Sin vs Penitent - What's the difference?
As a symbol sin
As a adjective penitent is
feeling pain or sorrow on account of sins or offenses; repentant; contrite; sincerely affected by a sense of guilt, and resolved on amendment of life.
As a noun penitent is
one who repents of sin; one sorrowful on account of his or her transgressions.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Feeling pain or sorrow on account of sins or offenses; repentant; contrite; sincerely affected by a sense of guilt, and resolved on amendment of life.
* 1838 , , (The Anatomy of Melancholy) , B. Blake, p.730,
- If thou be penitent and grieved, or desirous to be so, these heinous sins shall not be laid to thy charge.
- Be penitent , and for thy fault contrite.
* See also
One who repents of sin; one sorrowful on account of his or her transgressions.
One under church censure, but admitted to penance; one undergoing penance.
* 1837 , William Russell, The History of Modern Europe: with an Account of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire , Longman, Rees, & Co., page 20,
One under the direction of a confessor.
- Wamba, who defeated the Saracens in an attempt upon Spain, was deprived of the crown, because he had been clothed in the habit of a penitent , while labouring under the influence of poison, administered by the ambitious Erviga!