confessionary

[ kuhn-fesh-uh-ner-ee ]
/ kənˈfɛʃ əˌnɛr i /

adjective

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

noun, plural con·fes·sion·ar·ies.

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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Example sentences 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.