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[kuh n-fesh-uh-ner-ee] /kənˈfɛʃ əˌnɛr i/
of or relating to confession, especially auricular confession of sins.
noun, plural confessionaries.
Archaic. a confessional.
Origin of confessionary
1600-10; < Medieval Latin confessiōnārius, equivalent to confessiōn- confession + -ārius -ary Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Bartholomè de Alva refers to them in a passage of his confessionary.

    Nagualism Daniel G. Brinton
  • I never took any great liberties with her, but touched her a few times while in the confessionary.

    Records of The Spanish Inquisition Andrew Dickson White
  • Also, being without the confessionary, I gave her many embraces, and solicited her to love me.

    Records of The Spanish Inquisition Andrew Dickson White

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