confiteor

noun
con·​fi·​te·​or | \ kən-ˈfē-tē-ˌȯr How to pronounce confiteor (audio) , -ər \

Definition of confiteor

: a liturgical form in which sinfulness is acknowledged and intercession for God's mercy requested

First Known Use of confiteor

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for confiteor

Middle English, from Latin, literally, I confess, from the opening words — more at confess

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“Confiteor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confiteor. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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