confessor

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noun con·fes·sor \kən-ˈfe-sər, 1 & 3 also ˈkän-ˌfe-sər, 3 also ˈkän-fə-ˌsȯr\

Definition of confessor

  1. 1 :  one who gives heroic evidence of faith but does not suffer martyrdom

  2. 2 :  one that confesses

  3. 3 a :  a priest who hears confessions b :  a priest who is one's regular spiritual guide

12th Century

First Known Use of confessor

12th century


CONFESSOR Defined for English Language Learners

confessor

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noun con·fes·sor \kən-ˈfe-sər, 1 & 3 also ˈkän-ˌfe-sər, 3 also ˈkän-fə-ˌsȯr\

Definition of confessor for English Language Learners

  • : a priest who listens to a person's confession


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