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kənˈfɛs ərcon·fes·sor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confessornoun

    a priest who hears confession and gives absolution

  2. confessornoun

    someone who confesses (discloses information damaging to themselves)


  1. confessornoun

    One who confesses faith in Christianity in the face of persecution, but who is not martyred.

  2. confessornoun

    One who confesses to having done something wrong.

  3. confessornoun

    A priest who hears confession and then gives absolution

  4. Etymology: From confessour, and its source, confessor, from confiteri, present active infinitive of confiteor.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Confessornoun

    Etymology: confesseur, French.

    He who dies for religion is a martyr; he who suffers for it is a confessor.

    The doctrine in the thirty-nine articles is so orthodoxly settled, as cannot be questioned without danger to our religion, which hath been sealed with the blood of so many martyrs and confessors. Francis Bacon, Advice to Villiers.

    Was not this an excellent confessor at least, if not a martyr in this cause? Edward Stillingfleet.

    The patience and fortitude of a martyr or confessor lie concealed in the flourishing times of Christianity. Joseph Addison, Spect.

    It was the assurance of a resurrection that gave patience to the confessor, and courage to the martyr. John Rogers, Sermon viii.

    See that Claudio
    Be executed by nine to-morrow morning:
    Bring him his confessor, let him be prepar’d;
    For that’s the utmost of his pilgrimage. William Shakespeare.

    If you find any sin that lies heavy upon you, disburthen yourself of it into the bosom of your confessor, who stands between God and you to pray for you. Taylor.

    One must be trusted; and he thought her fit,
    As passing prudent, and a parlous wit:
    To this sagacious confessor he went,
    And told her. John Dryden, Wife of Bath.


  1. Confessor

    Confessor is a title used within Christianity in several ways.


  1. confessor

    A confessor is a person, often a priest or other religious figure, who hears confessions and gives absolution and spiritual guidance to individuals, typically within the context of the sacrament of reconciliation or confession in the Catholic Church. In a broader sense, a confessor can also refer to someone to whom secrets are confided or who is trusted with personal and private information.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confessornoun

    one who confesses; one who acknowledges a fault, or the truth of a charge, at the risk of suffering; specifically, one who confesses himself a follower of Christ and endures persecution for his faith

  2. Confessornoun

    a priest who hears the confessions of others and is authorized to grant them absolution

  3. Etymology: [OF. confessor, F. confesseur, fr. L. & LL. confessor.]


  1. Confessor

    The title confessor is used within Christianity in several ways.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of confessor in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of confessor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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