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How many syllables in Penitentiary


Word

Penitentiary

How many syllables?

5 Syllables

How it's divided?

pen-i-ten-tia-ry

Definition

  • a. - Relating to penance, or to the rules and measures of penance.
  • a. - Expressive of penitence; as, a penitentiary letter.
  • a. - Used for punishment, discipline, and reformation.
  • n. - One who prescribes the rules and measures of penance.
  • n. - One who does penance.
  • n. - A small building in a monastery where penitents confessed.


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