n.1.One professing a certain faith.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Peter's contritionist position put him on the edge of orthodox consensus, but, unlike others sharing his view, he offered a well-reasoned and documented case for the position--just as Gratian did for the opposing, confessionist camp.
No consensus between confessionists and contritionists was achieved about the sacramental moment of remission and reconciliation.
Unlike the confessionists like Gratian, Peter was a staunch contritionist in holding that contrition was efficacious for forgiveness, sometimes long before confession and absolution.