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father confessor

noun, Ecclesiastical.
confessor (def 2). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Why, that Madame will do well to respect his Majesty the King as her father-confessor.

    The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete Madame La Marquise De Montespan
  • I am not come here to play the part of your father-confessor.

    Jack Sheppard, Vol. I (of III) W. Harrison Ainsworth
  • He need speak to no father-confessor or director; to no saints or angels; to no sages or philosophers.

    Westminster Sermons Charles Kingsley
  • This care he cannot delegate to any priest or father-confessor.

  • One day he was talking over his troubles with his father-confessor, who was one of the few who recognized his genius.

    Hans Brinker Mary Mapes Dodge
  • You will find my father-confessor there, whom I think you have met.

    The Firebrand S. R. Crockett
  • You are my father-confessor, and task me soundly with my faults.

    The White Plumes of Navarre Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • Fancy that I am a Christian, and that you are my father-confessor, from whom no secrets must be kept back.

    Debit and Credit Gustav Freytag
  • Then he turned to his friend—but it was to Cerini the priest, the father-confessor, rather than to Cerini the librarian.

    The Spell William Dana Orcutt
  • If I had a father-confessor—which, thank's-be, I haven't, and a jolly good thing for him!

    Pearl of Pearl Island John Oxenham
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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