Spanish word with religious and secular meanings
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.
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.