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penance
used in David Copperfield

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Definition self-punishment, prayer, or other atonement (action to make up for wrong-doing)

or:

a religious sacrament (practice) often called confession involving confession, forgiveness, and atonement
  • 'It would be no great penance,' said Rosa Dartle, 'for your crimes.
    Chapters 49-51 (45% in)

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