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KJV Dictionary / C / contrite

KJV Dictionary Definition: contrite

contrite

CONTRITE, a. L., to break or bruise; to rub or wear. See Trite. Literally, worn or bruised. Hence, broken-hearted for sin; deeply affected with grief and sorrow for having offended God; humble; penitent; as a contrite sinner.

A broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Psalm 51.

contritely

CONTRITELY, adv. In a contrite manner; with penitence.

contriteness

CONTRITENESS, n. Deep sorrow and penitence for sin.

contrition

CONTRITION, n. L.

1. The act of grinding or rubbing to powder.

2. Penitence; deep sorrow for sin; grief of heart for having offended and infinitely holy and benevolent God. The word is usually understood to mean genuine penitence, accompanied with a deep sense of ingratitude in the sinner, and sincere resolution to live in obedience to the divine law.

Fruits of more pleasing savor, from thy seed sown with contrition in his heart.

Imperfect repentance is by some divines called attrition.

Definitions from Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828.
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