Penitentials Sentence Examples
The penitentials (q.v.), or early collections of disciplinary canons, gave much attention to sacrilege.
The murder or injury of the clergy is also sacrilege in both penitentials and capitularies.
The Penitentials 5 are collections intended for the guidance of confessors in estimating the penances to be imposed for various sins, according to the discipline in force in the Anglo =ten - Saxon countries.
Penitentials or codes defined (even invented) different degrees of guilt, and assessed the liability involved much as if a sin gave rise to an action to recover damages.
The Greek penitentials date from about 600; the Latin are a little later; the most influential was that of Theodore of Tarsus, who was archbishop of Canterbury from 668 to 690.Advertisement