Confessional



[kuh n-fesh-uh-nl] /kənˈfɛʃ ə nl/

adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or based on confession:
confessional release.
noun
2.
the place set apart for the hearing of confessions by a priest.
3.
French Furniture. a high, upholstered wing chair of the 18th century.
/kənˈfɛʃənəl/
adjective
1.
of, like, or suited to a confession
noun
2.
(Christianity, mainly RC Church) a small stall, usually enclosed and divided by a screen or curtain, where a priest hears confessions
3.
a book of penitential prayers
n.

“place where a priest sits to hear confession,” 1727, from French confessional, from Medieval Latin confessionale, noun use of neuter of confessionalis (adj.), from confiteri (see confess).
adj.

“pertaining to confession,” mid-15c., from Medieval Latin confessionalis (see confessional (n.)).

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