Confessionary


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Con`fes´sion`a`ry


n.1.A confessional.
a.1.Pertaining to auricular confession; as, a confessionary litany.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In his confessionary statement, Tahir Mehmood told FIA that during 2002, he favored Tahir Siddiq and Sheikh Barkatullah for establishing their companies through illegal and suspicious ways.
Becker's, Booth's, and Karakozov's most important innovation over their predecessors was the confessionary note, or Bekennerschrift, a written document communicating each individual's purposes in committing the act.
PPP chairman lamented that five persons involved in the assassination of his mother had been released on bail despite their confessionary statements that they had no regrets after killing her.
In a confessionary statement, the suspect told police that he belonged to Qila Abdullah, Balochistan, and stayed for sometime in Hyderabad before coming to Karachi, where he started working in a hotel in Saddar.
1, 34-37 (2008) (doubting that Rule 403 of the Federal Rules of Evidence would be an effective tool for curbing the distorting effects confessionary evidence imposes on a trial).
The confessionary also enabled the strict policing of the sexual conduct of the various indigenous communities.
Likewise, keeping personal secrets is seen today to be some kind of pathology that social media and confessionary culture can alleviate.
Greece's Education Minister Nikos Filis argues that reform of religious instruction, which has a confessionary character, was necessary so that it becomes a lesson pursuing the knowledge of religions, with particular emphasis on the role played by Orthodoxy in Greek traditions and culture.