What does confessional mean?

Definitions for confessional
kənˈfɛʃ ə nlcon·fes·sion·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confessional(noun)

    a booth where a priest sits to hear confessions

Wiktionary

  1. confessional(Noun)

    A small room where confession (the sacrament of reconciliation) is performed. Traditional architecture has used three adjacent rooms separated by gratings with sliding doors; the priest hearing the confessions sits in the middle room and alternately opens one of the doors to hear confession from the person kneeling on that side.

  2. confessional(Adjective)

    In the manner or style of a confession.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confessional(noun)

    the recess, seat, or inclosed place, where a priest sits to hear confessions; often a small structure furnished with a seat for the priest and with a window or aperture so that the penitent who is outside may whisper into the priest's ear without being seen by him or heard by others

  2. Confessional(adj)

    pertaining to a confession of faith

  3. Origin: [F. confessional.]

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  1. Confessional

    A confessional is a small, enclosed booth used for the Sacrament of Penance, often called confession, or Reconciliation. It is the usual venue for the sacrament in the Roman Catholic Church, but similar structures are also used in Anglican churches of an Anglo-Catholic orientation, and also in the Lutheran Church. In the Catholic Church, confessions are only to be heard in a confessional or oratory, except for a just reason.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of confessional in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of confessional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of confessional in a Sentence

  1. Robert Cecil Day Lewis:

    No good poem, however confessional is may be, is just a self-expression. Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster?

  2. Kamal Hamdan:

    This confessional system is not only corrupt. It is built on vested interests by all the sects (whose leaders) keep their grip on their people... The politicians have devoured Lebanon.

  3. Denis Hart:

    I would feel terribly conflicted, and I would try even harder to get that person outside confessional, but I cannot break the seal, the penalty for any priest breaking the seal is excommunication.

  4. Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein:

    The potential ramifications of a failed state in Yemen would almost inevitably create safe havens for radical and confessional groups such as the so-called (Islamic State), this, in turn, could expand the conflict beyond Yemen's borders, potentially shattering regional stability.

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