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Spanish word with religious and secular meanings

Justicia  

Secular meaning  justice

Religious  meaning  righteousness ( the state of being right with God)

I wonder if these two concepts were intertwined when the religious meaning was added.

Arrepentirse

Secular meaning   to regret

Religious means to repent.

Ironically, the English word repent comes from the old French word for regret.  I can see that these two concepts are related.  A  godly sorrow or regret is the first stage of repentance in the  Christian faith., Spanish keeps these two concepts together in one word, unlike  English.

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