confiteor

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

Definition of confiteor

: 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


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