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confessionalism

[ kuhn-fesh-uh-nl-iz-uhm ]
/ kənˈfɛʃ ə nlˌɪz əm /
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noun
advocacy of the maintenance of a confession of faith.
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Origin of confessionalism

First recorded in 1875–80; confessional + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM confessionalism

con·fes·sion·a·li·an [kuhn-fesh-uh-ney-lee-uhn], /kənˌfɛʃ əˈneɪ li ən/, adjective, noun
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How to use confessionalism in a sentence

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

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