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Meaning of CONFESSOR

Pronunciation:  kun'fesur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a priest who hears confession and gives absolution
  2. [n]  someone who confesses (discloses information damaging to themselves)
 

CONFESSOR is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: communicator, priest

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*fess"or\ (?; 277), n. [OF. confessor, F.
confesseur, fr. L. & LL. confessor.]
1. One who confesses; one who acknowledges a fault, or the
   truth of a charge, at the risk of suffering; specifically,
   one who confesses himself a follower of Christ and endures
   persecution for his faith.

         He who dies for religion is a martyr; he who suffers
         for it is a confessor.                --Latham.

         Our religion which hath been sealed with the blood
         of so many martyrs and confessors.    --Bacon.

2. A priest who hears the confessions of others and is
   authorized to grant them absolution.

 

 

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