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Pronunciation of Penitentiary: Learn how to pronounce Penitentiary in English correctly

Learn how to say Penitentiary correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word penitentiary:

noun (plural penitentiaries)
1North American a prison for people convicted of serious crimes.
2(in the Roman Catholic Church) a priest appointed to administer penance.
an office in the papal court forming a tribunal for deciding on questions relating to penance, dispensations, and absolution.

late Middle English (as a term in ecclesiastical law): from medieval Latin paenitentiarius, from Latin paenitentia ‘repentance’. The North American usage dates from the early 19th century