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used in Killing Kennedy

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


a religious sacrament (practice) often called confession involving confession, forgiveness, and atonement
  • He will volunteer to scrub toilets at a London shelter for the poor—a penance that he will continue to perform long after Queen Elizabeth restores his social status in 1975 by making him a Commander of the British Empire.
    p. 173.7

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