penitential

(redirected from penitentially)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

penitential

Chiefly RC Church a book or compilation of instructions for confessors
References in periodicals archive ?
Perhaps lesser bishop, old Nick, would be more at home hanging up his fancy cope and mitre and penitentially sitting cross-legged on the ground munching through a plate of husks?
Yes, Catholics can affirm, penitentially and humbly, that the one, true church subsists in the Catholic Church, but this affirmation must infuse Catholic identity with the challenge to openness and outreach to engender the fullness of that unity with all Christians.
While "dashing down shrines, smashing idols" in India, Conversion also "stands preaching" at Hyde Park Corner and "walks penitentially disguised as brotherly love through factories and parliaments" (109-110).