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[kuh n-fesh-uh-nl-iz-uh m]
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  1. advocacy of the maintenance of a confession of faith.

Origin of confessionalism

First recorded in 1875–80; confessional + -ism
Related formscon·fes·sion·a·li·an [kuh n-fesh-uh-ney-lee-uh n] /kənˌfɛʃ əˈneɪ li ən/, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples

  • He did yeoman service in breaking down the high Lutheran confessionalism which had been the order of the day.

    Edward Caldwell Moore

    Edward Moore

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