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PENANCE, eccl. law. An ecclesiastical punishment, inflicted by an ecclesiastical court, for some spiritual offence. Ayl. Par. 420.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.