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(Christianity, mainly RC Church) a person who makes a confession


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  • Confessed

    [kuh n-fes] /kənˈfɛs/ verb (used with object) 1. to acknowledge or avow (a fault, crime, misdeed, weakness, etc.) by way of revelation. 2. to own or admit as true: I must confess that I haven’t read the book. 3. to declare or acknowledge (one’s sins), especially to God or a priest in order to obtain […]

  • Confessedly

    [kuh n-fes-id-lee] /kənˈfɛs ɪd li/ adverb 1. by confession or acknowledgment; admittedly. /kənˈfɛsɪdlɪ/ adverb 1. (sentence modifier) by admission or confession; avowedly

  • Confession

    [kuh n-fesh-uh n] /kənˈfɛʃ ən/ noun 1. acknowledgment; avowal; admission: a confession of incompetence. 2. acknowledgment or disclosure of sin or sinfulness, especially to a priest to obtain absolution. 3. something that is . 4. a formal, usually written, acknowledgment of guilt by a person accused of a crime. 5. Also called confession of faith. […]

  • Confessionalism

    [kuh n-fesh-uh-nl-iz-uh m] /kənˈfɛʃ ə nlˌɪz əm/ noun 1. advocacy of the maintenance of a confession of faith.

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