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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, adv. In a contrite manner; with penitence.
CONTRITENESS, n. Deep sorrow and penitence for sin.
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.
"Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read" —Isaiah 34:16, KJV
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