[ kuh n-fesh-uh-ner-ee ]
/ kənˈfɛʃ əˌnɛr i /


of or relating to confession, especially auricular confession of sins.

noun, plural con·fes·sion·ar·ies.

Archaic. a confessional.

Nearby words

  1. confession of faith,
  2. confessional,
  3. confessional television,
  4. confessionalism,
  5. confessionalist,
  6. confessions,
  7. confessions of an english opium eater,
  8. confessor,
  9. confetti,
  10. confidant

Origin of confessionary

1600–10; < Medieval Latin confessiōnārius, equivalent to confessiōn- confession + -ārius -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for confessionary

  • 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.

  • Also, being without the confessionary, I gave her many embraces, and solicited her to love me.