confessionary

confessionary

[kuhn-fesh-uh-ner-ee]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to confession, especially auricular confession of sins.
noun, plural confessionaries.
2.
Archaic. a confessional.

Origin:
1600–10; < Medieval Latin confessiōnārius, equivalent to confessiōn- confession + -ārius -ary

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confession (kənˈfɛʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of confessing
2.  something confessed
3.  an acknowledgment or declaration, esp of one's faults, misdeeds, or crimes
4.  chiefly Christianity, RC Church the act of a penitent accusing himself or herself of his or her sins
5.  confession of faith a formal public avowal of religious beliefs
6.  a religious denomination or sect united by a common system of beliefs
 
con'fessionary
 
adj

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