father confessor


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father confessor

n.
1. A priest who hears confessions.
2. A person in whom one confides.

father confessor

n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a priest who hears confessions and advises on religious or moral matters
2. any person to whom one tells private matters

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]
Translations

father confessor

n (Rel) → padre confessore (fig) → refugium peccatorum m inv
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Besides, a father confessor should be elderly, it is not at all the role for a young man.
If you should need a father confessor, madame" --she started ever so slightly--"remember, Papa Poirot is always at your service.
We take a less gloomy view of our errors now our father confessor listens to us over his egg and coffee.
The next night there happened a similar accident with a similar result; and then the next -- and then again the next; so that, in the end, the good monarch, having been unavoidably deprived of all opportunity to keep his vow during a period of no less than one thousand and one nights, either forgets it altogether by the expiration of this time, or gets himself absolved of it in the regular way, or (what is more probable) breaks it outright, as well as the head of his father confessor.
I felt humble and contrite, and was aware of a sweet feeling that Ernest was a sort of father confessor.
Wolfert had long been sorely oppressed in mind by the golden secret, and as a family physician is a kind of father confessor, he was glad of any opportunity of unburdening himself.
A claims man, Walter, is a doctor and a bloodhound and a cop and a judge and a jury and a father confessor all in one
For months my religious mother would get seizures of guilt and ask her father confessor if it was all right with God to have leased out our house for such a purpose.
I was, if I may say so, her father confessor in many ways" Publisher Lord Weidenfeld explains his friendship with Lady Antonia Fraser
Wilson acknowledges that it was Staupitz, Luther's mentor and father confessor, who constantly preached the cross as God's sheer goodness for sinners to the troubled Luther.
Father Sebastian Kneipp came to Bad Worishofen, idyllically situated at the foothills of the Alps, as the father confessor to the Dominican convent.
Orthodox Christian father confessor Trader combines ascetic literature and modern psychology to help people living in monasteries and people struggling with contemporary life.