- n. 监狱；宗教裁判所
- adj. 改过的；感化的；惩罚的
a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes
used for punishment or reform of criminals or wrongdoers;
showing or constituting penance;
"wrote a penitential letter apologizing for her hasty words"
- He worked as a warden at the state penitentiary.
- She was placed in the Dublin penitentiary for dealing in drugs by telephone.