[ kuh n-fesh-uh-nl-iz-uh m ]
/ kənˈfɛʃ ə nlˌɪz əm /


advocacy of the maintenance of a confession of faith.

Origin of confessionalism

First recorded in 1875–80; confessional + -ism

Related forms

con·fes·sion·a·li·an [kuh n-fesh-uh-ney-lee-uh n] /kənˌfɛʃ əˈneɪ li ən/, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for confessionalism

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