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 Medieval Latin confiteor domino meo "I confess [my sins] to the Lord," the opening words of the form; confiteor, first person singular present tense of confitērī "to admit (the truth of a statement), confess"

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The first known use of confiteor was in the 13th century

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4 Oct 2021

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“Confiteor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confiteor. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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