confessionary

[ kuhn-fesh-uh-ner-ee ]

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

noun,plural con·fes·sion·ar·ies.
  1. Archaic. a confessional.

Origin of confessionary

1
1600–10; <Medieval Latin confessiōnārius, equivalent to confessiōn-confession + -ārius-ary

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How to use confessionary in a sentence

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

    Records of The Spanish Inquisition | Andrew Dickson White
  • I never took any great liberties with her, but touched her a few times while in the confessionary.

    Records of The Spanish Inquisition | Andrew Dickson White
  • Bartholomè de Alva refers to them in a passage of his confessionary.

    Nagualism | Daniel G. Brinton