Learn how to say Penitent correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word penitent:
feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong; repentant:
a penitent expression
a person who repents their sins and (in the Christian Church) seeks forgiveness from God.
(in the Roman Catholic Church) a person who confesses their sins to a priest and submits to the penance that he imposes.
Middle English: from Old French, from Latin paenitent- ‘repenting’, from the verb paenitere