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penitential Psalm: Meaning and Definition of

pen'iten'tial Psalm'

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  1. any of the Psalms (the 6th, 32nd, 38th, 51st, 102nd, 130th, and 143rd) that give expression to feelings of penitence and that are used in various Christian liturgical services.
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