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confessional

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

Definition of confessional

  1. 1 :  a place where a priest hears confessions

  2. 2 :  the practice of confessing to a priest

1727

First Known Use of confessional

1727


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confessional

adjective con·fes·sion·al

Definition of confessional

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being a confession especially of faith

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being intimately autobiographical <confessional fiction>

confessionalism

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confessionalist

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confessionally

play \-nə-lē, -nəl-ē\ adverb

Examples of confessional in a sentence

  1. confessional interviews of famous actors

1684

First Known Use of confessional

1684


CONFESSIONAL Defined for English Language Learners

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confessional

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

Definition of confessional for English Language Learners

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


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confessional

adjective con·fes·sion·al

Definition of confessional for English Language Learners

  • : telling private information about a person's life



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