[kuh n-fit-ee-awr] /kənˈfɪt iˌɔr/

noun, Roman Catholic Church.
a prayer in the form of a general confession said at the beginning of the Mass and on certain other occasions.
(RC Church) a prayer consisting of a general confession of sinfulness and an entreaty for forgiveness


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