The Archbishop Albert, the confessor Glapio, and all the politicians about the emperor, felt uneasy.
A confessor was sent for, and he bequeathed his kingdom to his son Henry.
Indeed; two bottles are reasonable, and if you eat no meat with it, your confessor will have nothing to reproach you with.
But for myself and the king's confessor, Philip would consent to thy ruin.
Do you think that it is fitting for you to have secrets from me, your confessor?
In his view, God and the church are a sort of concrete centred in the confessor.
Catholics know this man is the confessor, and the place for such information and counsel, the holy tribunal of penance.
About midnight he called to his wife, and told her to send quickly for his confessor.
It is founded on her own papers collected by her English confessor Michael Walpole.
If such is the case, your confessor gives you permission to be seated.
late Old English, "one who avows his religion," especially in the face of danger, but does not suffer martyrdom, from Latin confessor, agent noun from confiteri (see confess). Meaning "one who hears confessions" is from mid-14c.; this properly would be Latin confessarius, but Latin confessor was being used in this sense from the 9th century.
Edward the Confessor (c.1003-1066, canonized 1161), last Anglo-Saxon king, was pious enough but does not seem to fit his title; perhaps so called to distinguish him from another Anglo-Saxon saint/king, Edward the Martyr, who does fit his.