noun Roman Catholic Church.
a prayer in the form of a general confession said at the beginning of the Mass and on certain other occasions.

1150–1200; Middle English; after first word of Latin prayer: I confess Unabridged
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Confiteor (kənˈfɪtɪˌɔː)
RC Church a prayer consisting of a general confession of sinfulness and an entreaty for forgiveness
[C13: from Latin: I confess; from the beginning of the Latin prayer of confession]

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It is not intended as liturgical like a creed or a confiteor.
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