confessor definition

  • noun:
    • One who confesses.
    • One who confesses belief in Christianity when confronted with persecution but will not suffer martyrdom.
    • A priest who hears confession and provides absolution.
    • A priest that is an individual's spiritual guide.
    • a person who confesses trust in Christianity when confronted with persecution, but who is not martyred.
    • a person who confesses to using done something wrong.
    • A priest who hears confession and provides absolution
    • a person who confesses; one who acknowledges a fault, or even the truth of a charge, at the risk of suffering; especially, a person who confesses himself a follower of Christ and endures persecution for their trust.
    • A priest which hears the confessions of other people and is authorized to grant them absolution.
    • a person who confesses; a person who acknowledges a crime, a fault, or an obligation.
    • one that makes an occupation of his belief inside Christian religion; especially, one who avows his religion in the face of danger, and adheres to it in spite of persecution and torture.
    • a person who hears confessions; particularly, a priest whom hears confession and funds absolution; distinctively, as a title of company, a priest used as a private spiritual director, at the time of a king or other great personage.
    • an individual who confesses (discloses information damaging to by themselves)
    • a priest which hears confession and gives absolution

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