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father confessor

noun, Ecclesiastical
confessor (def 2). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But the humiliation of confession—and to such a father confessor?

    A Crooked Path Mrs. Alexander
  • More than once he had been my father confessor and I was glad he had come.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • I had no wish to be a father confessor, and pointed her to the only One who can pardon sin.

  • She received no one but her father confessor, who came to her once a week.

    Manasseh Maurus Jokai
  • This has been in my mind for weeks, and I say it to you now as solemnly as though 274 I knelt before a father confessor.

    Beyond the Frontier Randall Parrish
  • My son, says the father confessor, these are the suggestions of the Evil One.

  • The principal change is, that there is no screen between the penitent and the father confessor.

    The Guardian Angel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Do call in the father confessor, that he may give me absolution for my sins.

    The Robbers Friedrich Schiller
  • A man in my position is like an artist and a teacher and a father confessor and financier and everything all rolled into one.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • A state coach followed with attendants, and her father confessor.

British Dictionary definitions for father confessor

father confessor

(Christianity) a priest who hears confessions and advises on religious or moral matters
any person to whom one tells private matters
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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