Definition of Confessors

1. Noun. (plural of confessor) ¹



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Definition of Confessors

1. confessor [n] - See also: confessor

Lexicographical Neighbors of Confessors

confessionalize
confessionally
confessionals
confessionaries
confessionary
confessiones amantis
confessiones amantium
confessionist
confessionists
confessionless
confessions
confessor
confessoress
confessoresses
confessorial
confessors (current term)
confessorship
confessory
confessour
confessours
confest
confestly
confetti
confetto
confidable
confidant
confidante
confidantes
confidants
confide

Literary usage of Confessors

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers by James Donaldson, Alexander Roberts, Novatianus, Allan Menzies (1868)
"Concerning this matter, I have written to the martyrs and confessors, and to the people, letters ; both of which I have bidden to be read to you. ..."

2. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander, Joseph Torrey, Alexander James William Morrison (1850)
"Those who applied these indefinite declarations to themselves now boasted that the confessors or martyrs had granted them absolution, and they would hear of ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The names of the confessors, as we find them also in later sources, were formerly ... Among the confessors, one yielded and, leaving his companions, ..."

4. The Mercersburg Review by Alumni Association, Pa.) Marshall College (Mercersburg (1852)
"These before encouraged and urged some of the confessors, not to abide in concord with their bishop and observe the ecclesiastical discipline with faith and ..."

5. The Secret History of the Oxford Movement by Walter Walsh (1899)
"... with speeches of the Brethren—Refuses to condemn the book—Discussion in Canterbury Convocation—Severe Episcopal Censures—Immoral Ritualistic confessors ..."

6. The History of Christianity in India: From the Commencement of the Christian Era by James Hough (1839)
"confessors SPEAKING MALABAR TO BE EMPLOYED. By reason of the great want there is of knowing and able confessors in this bishopric, the Synod for the sake of ..."

7. The Government of Religious Communities: A Commentary on Three Chapters of by Hector Papi (1919)
"If one therefore would act otherwise and without sufficient reason would go to confession to a priest who is not one of the regular confessors of the house, ..."

8. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1835)
"These confessors then, at least some of them, even in the judges' own account, are under the influence of the devil ; and the brain of these confessors is ..."

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