Definition of Confessor

1. Noun. A priest who hears confession and gives absolution.

Generic synonyms: Priest
Derivative terms: Confess



2. Noun. Someone who confesses (discloses information damaging to themselves).
Generic synonyms: Communicator
Derivative terms: Confess, Confess

Definition of Confessor

1. n. One who confesses; one who acknowledges a fault, or the truth of a charge, at the risk of suffering; specifically, one who confesses himself a follower of Christ and endures persecution for his faith.

Definition of Confessor

1. Noun. One who confesses faith in Christianity in the face of persecution, but who is not martyred. ¹

2. Noun. One who confesses to having done something wrong. ¹

3. Noun. (Roman Catholicism) A priest who hears confession and then gives absolution ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Confessor

1. one that confesses [n -S] - See also: confesses

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Confessor

confessionalism
confessionalist
confessionalists
confessionalization
confessionalize
confessionally
confessionals
confessionaries
confessionary
confessiones amantis
confessiones amantium
confessionist
confessionists
confessionless
confessions
confessor (current term)
confessoress
confessoresses
confessorial
confessors
confessorship
confessory
confessour
confessours
confest
confestly
confetti
confetto
confidable
confidant

Literary usage of Confessor

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1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"I King Edward the confessor extracted one uniform law or digest of laws, to be observed ... Both these undertakings, of King Edgar and Edward the confessor, ..."

2. A History of Auricular Confession and Indulgences in the Latin Church by Henry Charles Lea (1896)
"Tamburini, after a searching discussion of all possible sexual aberrations, cautions the confessor not to push his inquiries too far lest both parties be ..."

3. Original Letters, Illustrative of English History: Including Numerous Royal by Henry Ellis (1825)
"The confessor was Stephen ... Some of the Sermons which he preached before the King in the quality of confessor, are still extant in manuscript. ..."

4. The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints by Alban Butler (1866)
"-112 St. Meriadec, Bishop and confessor - - - - 1 15 VIII. St. Medard, Bishop and confessor - - - .115 St. Gildard, Bishop and confessor - - - - 121 St. ..."

5. The Church History of Britain, from the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, James Nichols (1842)
"Edward the confessor becomes King of England. The Original of our Common Laws. 1 Edward the confessor. AD 1042. Edward the confessor, youngest son of king ..."

6. The Spanish Story of the Armada, and Other Essays by James Anthony Froude (1899)
"The confessor notes, " This is blasphemous, scandalous, and offensive, and savors of heresy also." The confessor's ears had no doubt been outraged. ..."

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