exomologesis

noun ex·o·mol·o·ge·sis \ˌeksəˌmäləˈjēsə̇s\

Definition of exomologesis

plural

exomologeses

\-ēˌsēz\
  1. :  a penitential rite with public confession of sins that was practiced in the early Christian church

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Origin and Etymology of exomologesis

Late Latin, from Late Greek exomologēsis, from Greek, confession, from exomologeisthai to confess (from ex out of, out + homologeisthai, present middle infinitive of homologein to agree, grant, confess, from homologos assenting, agreeing) + -sis


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