The Archbishop Albert, the confessor Glapio, and all the politicians about the emperor, felt uneasy.
The advice of his confessor was that he should regulate his life by marriage.
Indeed; two bottles are reasonable, and if you eat no meat with it, your confessor will have nothing to reproach you with.
Finally, in his perplexity, he determined to leave the matter to his confessor.
Do you think that it is fitting for you to have secrets from me, your confessor?
She called for her confessor, and requested every one else to leave the room.
Catholics know this man is the confessor, and the place for such information and counsel, the holy tribunal of penance.
He went regularly to mass, and had a confessor into the bargain.
It is founded on her own papers collected by her English confessor Michael Walpole.
"I am her confessor," replied the Abbe Brigaud, with a modest air.
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.