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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pen·i·tence /ˈpɛnətən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pen·i·tence n.  The quality or condition of being penitent; the disposition of a penitent; sorrow for sins or faults; repentance; contrition. Penitence of his old guilt.”
 Death is deferred, and penitenance has room
 To mitigate, if not reverse, the doom.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- Repentance; contrition; compunction.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : remorse for your past conduct [syn: repentance, penance]