Definition of PENITENTIARY

noun : PENITENTIARY

Source: WordNet 3.1

Adjective : PENITENTIARY

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) used for punishment or reform of criminals or wrongdoers; "penitentiary institutions" ;

  • 2. (

    ) showing or constituting penance; "penitential tears"; "wrote a penitential letter apologizing for her hasty words" ;


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