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Meaning of CONFESSIONAL

Pronunciation:  kun'feshunl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a booth where a priest sits to hear confessions
 

CONFESSIONAL is a 12 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: booth, cubicle, kiosk, stall

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Con*fes"sion*al\, n. [F. confessional.]
    The recess, seat, or inclosed place, where a priest sits to
    hear confessions; often a small structure furnished with a
    seat for the priest and with a window or aperture so that the
    penitent who is outside may whisper into the priest's ear
    without being seen by him or heard by others.
    
    
  2. \Con*fes"sion*al\, a.
    Pertaining to a confession of faith.
    
    {Confessional equality}, equality before the law of persons
       confessing different creeds.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: admissive, ambry, apse, baptistery, blindstory, canonical, chancel, choir, cloisters, confessionary, creedal, crypt, diaconicon, diaconicum, doctrinal, dogmatic, Easter sepulcher, nave, porch, presbytery, rood loft, rood stair, rood tower, sacrarium, sacristy, transept, triforium, vestry
 

 

 

 

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