confiteor

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noun con·fi·te·or \kən-ˈfē-tē-ˌȯr, -ər\

Definition of confiteor

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

Origin and Etymology of confiteor

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


First Known Use: 13th century


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