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father confessor

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noun Ecclesiastical.
  1. confessor(def 2).
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Examples from the Web for father confessor

Historical Examples

  • I am not come here to play the part of your father-confessor.

    Jack Sheppard, Vol. I (of III)

    W. Harrison Ainsworth

  • This care he cannot delegate to any priest or father-confessor.

  • You are my father-confessor, and task me soundly with my faults.

    The White Plumes of Navarre

    Samuel Rutherford Crockett

  • You will find my Father-Confessor there, whom I think you have met.

    The Firebrand

    S. R. Crockett

  • In 1675 Pre Lachaise entered on his functions of father-confessor to the king.


British Dictionary definitions for father confessor

father confessor

noun
  1. Christianity a priest who hears confessions and advises on religious or moral matters
  2. any person to whom one tells private matters
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