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[kuh n-fesh-uh-ner-ee]
  1. of or relating to confession, especially auricular confession of sins.
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noun, plural con·fes·sion·ar·ies.
  1. Archaic. a confessional.
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Origin of confessionary

1600–10; < Medieval Latin confessiōnārius, equivalent to confessiōn- confession + -ārius -ary
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Historical Examples of confessionary

  • Bartholomè de Alva refers to them in a passage of his Confessionary.


    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.