satisfaction (for sin)

   This word (from the Latin satisfacere, meaning "to do enough") refers to the actions taken by a sinner to make amends or reparation for sin; satisfaction includes prayer and penance to restore a sinner's relationship with Godand restitution to restore a sinner's relationship with others in the community.
   See atonement; expiation. (See CCC 1459)

Glossary of theological terms. . 2014.

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