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1confessional

noun con·fes·sion·al \-ˈfesh-nəl, -ˈfe-shə-nəl\

: a private place inside a church where a priest hears confessions

Full Definition of CONFESSIONAL

1
:  a place where a priest hears confessions
2
:  the practice of confessing to a priest

First Known Use of CONFESSIONAL

1727

2confessional

adjective

: telling private information about a person's life

Full Definition of CONFESSIONAL

1
:  of, relating to, or being a confession especially of faith
2
:  of, relating to, or being intimately autobiographical <confessional fiction>
con·fes·sion·al·ism \-nə-ˌli-zəm\ noun
con·fes·sion·al·ist \-list\ noun
con·fes·sion·al·ly \-nə-lē, -nəl-ē\ adverb

Examples of CONFESSIONAL

  1. confessional interviews of famous actors

First Known Use of CONFESSIONAL

1684

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