What does the word repentance mean?

Usage examples for repentance

  1. His costume, with the exception of his purpoint, was white, in token of his repentance. – The Book of Were-Wolves by Sabine Baring-Gould
  2. My part, like my Redeemer's, was to teach repentance, and to show mercy! – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  3. Repentance is the charm of love; I should like to be very charming for you. – The Thirteen by Honore de Balzac