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confessor

or con·fess·er

[ kuhn-fes-er ]
/ kənˈfɛs ər /
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noun
a person who confesses.
a priest authorized to hear confessions.
a person who confesses faith in and adheres to the Christian religion, especially in spite of persecution and torture but without suffering martyrdom.
the Confessor. Edward the Confessor.
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Origin of confessor

before 1000; Middle English, Old English (in pl: confessores) <Late Latin; see confess, -tor
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British Dictionary definitions for confessor

confessor
/ (kənˈfɛsə) /

noun
Christianity, mainly RC Church a priest who hears confessions and sometimes acts as a spiritual counsellor
history a person who bears witness to his Christian religious faith by the holiness of his life, esp in resisting threats or danger, but does not suffer martyrdom
a person who makes a confession
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