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con·fes·sion·al

 (kən-fĕsh′ə-nəl)
adj.
Relating to or resembling confession.
n.
A small enclosed stall in which a priest hears confessions.

confessional

(kənˈfɛʃənəl)
adj
of, like, or suited to a confession
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity chiefly RC Church a small stall, usually enclosed and divided by a screen or curtain, where a priest hears confessions
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a book of penitential prayers

con•fes•sion•al

(kənˈfɛʃ ə nl)

adj.
1. of, characteristic of, or based on confession.
n.
2. a place set apart for the hearing of confessions by a priest.
[1590–1600; < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confessional - a booth where a priest sits to hear confessionsconfessional - a booth where a priest sits to hear confessions
kiosk, stall, booth, cubicle - small area set off by walls for special use
Translations
كُرْسي الإعْتِراف
zpovědnice
skriftestol
gyóntatószék
skriftastóll
spovednica
günah çıkarma odacığı

confessional

[kənˈfeʃənl] Nconfesionario m

confessional

[kənˈfɛʃənəl] nconfessionnal m

confessional

nBeichtstuhl m; the secrecy of the confessionaldas Beichtgeheimnis

confessional

[kənˈfɛʃnl] nconfessionale m

confess

(kənˈfes) verb
to make known that one is guilty, wrong etc; to admit. He confessed (to the crime); He confessed that he had broken the vase; It was stupid of me, I confess.
conˈfession (-ʃən) noun
1. acknowledgment of a crime or fault. The youth made a confession to the police officer.
2. (an) act of confessing one's sins to a priest. She went to confession every Friday.
conˈfessional (-ʃə-) noun
the seat etc where a priest sits when hearing confessions.
conˈfessor noun
a priest who hears confessions.
References in classic literature ?
He said there was more seduction in the Protestant than in the Catholic cantons, because the confessional protected the girls.
In centuries long gone by, the stream of human sin and human suffering had flowed, day after day, to the confessional, over the place where she now sat.
Well, then,'' said Bois-Guilbert, ``I will speak as freely as ever did doting penitent to his ghostly father, when placed in the tricky confessional.
But in the confessional, or at night, when praying, she wept often, imploring God's forgiveness for the apostasy of the man who thought the contrary of what he professed, and who desired the destruction of the aristocracy and the Church,--the two religions of the house of Cormon.
said Father Victor, who, wise in the confessional, heard the pain in every sentence.
But I love the gold and the silk which clothe the priest of Rome, and his celibacy, and the confessional, and purgatory: and in the darkness of an Italian cathedral, incense-laden and mysterious, I believe with all my heart in the miracle of the Mass.
She was so fascinated that, even before marrying him, she joined a committee that had been organized abroad to work for the restoration of Poland; and further, she visited the confessional of a celebrated Jesuit priest, who made an absolute fanatic of her.
You are about to hear," said Aramis, "an account which few indeed could now avouch; for it refers to a secret which they imagined buried with the dead, entombed in the abyss of the confessional.
As he passed out, he used to look with wonder at the black confessionals and long to sit in the dim shadow of one of them and listen to men and women whispering through the worn grating the true story of their lives.
There are two confessionals, in one or the other of which we must be shriven.
Again, there would be places where they stayed the week together in splendid rooms, had banquets every day, rode out among heaps of wonders, walked through miles of palaces, and rested in dark corners of great churches; where there were winking lamps of gold and silver among pillars and arches, kneeling figures dotted about at confessionals and on the pavements; where there was the mist and scent of incense; where there were pictures, fantastic images, gaudy altars, great heights and distances, all softly lighted through stained glass, and the massive curtains that hung in the doorways.
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