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con·fes·sor

 (kən-fĕs′ər)
n.
1. One who confesses.
2. One who confesses faith in Christianity in the face of persecution but does not suffer martyrdom.
3.
a. A priest who hears confession and gives absolution.
b. A priest who is one's spiritual mentor.

confessor

(kənˈfɛsə)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity chiefly RC Church a priest who hears confessions and sometimes acts as a spiritual counsellor
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) history a person who bears witness to his Christian religious faith by the holiness of his life, esp in resisting threats or danger, but does not suffer martyrdom
3. a person who makes a confession

con•fes•sor

(kənˈfɛs ər)

n.
1. a person who confesses.
2. a priest authorized to hear confessions.
3. a male saint who suffered persecution but not martyrdom.
[before 1000; (in pl: confessores) < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confessor - a priest who hears confession and gives absolutionconfessor - a priest who hears confession and gives absolution
priest - a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders
2.confessor - someone who confesses (discloses information damaging to themselves)
communicator - a person who communicates with others

confessor

noun
One in whom secrets are confided:
Translations
الكاهِن المُعرِّف
zpovědníkzpovědnice
skriftefader
gyóntató
skriftaprestur
spovedník
günah çıkaran papaz

confessor

[kənˈfesəʳ] N (Rel) (= priest) → confesor m; (= adviser) → director m espiritual

confessor

[kənˈfɛsər] nconfesseur m

confessor

n
(Eccl) → Beichtvater m
Edward the ConfessorEdward der Bekenner

confessor

[kənˈfɛsəʳ] nconfessore 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 ?
Since Aramis's singular transformation into a confessor of the order, Baisemeaux was no longer the same man.
Why, then - being better, I have no longer the same need of a confessor, I think.
For the first of these, secrecy; it is indeed the virtue of a confessor.
Nor did the Danish power last long, for in 1042 we had in Edward the Confessor an English king once more.
Well," said Raoul, "the poor man will get his priest, but, by Heaven, the penitent appears to me to have a better conscience than the confessor.
Besides, you are my other confessor -- and what I have to say to one the other may hear.
Casting a rapid glance at all those in the room and noticing the count's confessor there, she glided up to him with a sort of amble, not exactly bowing yet seeming to grow suddenly smaller, and respectfully received the blessing first of one and then of another priest.
There, as it should be, the druggist is a counsellor, a confessor, an adviser, an able and willing missionary and mentor whose learning is respected, whose occult wisdom is venerated and whose medicine is often poured, untasted, into the gutter.
Besides, a father confessor should be elderly, it is not at all the role for a young man.
A person, whose confessor I am,' replied he, `and who entertains a high regard for me, applied to me a short time since to procure him a confidential servant.
answered the Jester; ``a broadcloth penitent should have a sackcloth confessor, and your frock may absolve my motley doublet into the bargain.
To be sure that about not letting my nails grow, and marrying again if I have the chance, will not slip out of my head; but all that other hash, muddle, and jumble- I don't and can't recollect any more of it than of last year's clouds; so it must be given me in writing; for though I can't either read or write, I'll give it to my confessor, to drive it into me and remind me of it whenever it is necessary.