confessional definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, associated with, or resembling confession.
    • in the way or style of a confession.
    • related to a confession of faith.
  • noun:
    • a little enclosed stall where a priest hears confessions.
    • a little space where confession (the sacrament of reconciliation) is conducted. Typical design has made use of three adjacent areas separated by gratings with sliding doors; the priest hearing the confessions sits in the middle room and alternatively opens one of many doors to hear confession from person kneeling thereon part.
    • The recess, seat, or inclosed location, where a priest sits to hear confessions; frequently a small framework furnished with a seat when it comes to priest and with a window or aperture so that the penitent that is outside may whisper in to the priest's ear without having to be seen by him or heard by others.
    • a tiny case, stall, or field in a Roman Catholic church where the priest sits to listen to confessions.
    • Same as confession, 4.
    • a booth in which a priest sits to listen to confessions
  • others:
    • Of or pertaining to a confession or creed.
    • Of or pertaining to the act or training of confessing to a priest. See sacramental confession, under confession.

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