[kon-fer-mand, kon-fer-mand]


a candidate for or recipient of religious confirmation.

Origin of confirmand

1880–85; < Latin confirmandus to be confirmed, gerund of confirmāre to confirm Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of confirmand

  • The promises expected from a Confirmand,—to which they also must have bound themselves,—are thus summarized.

    The Moravians in Georgia

    Adelaide L. Fries

British Dictionary definitions for confirmand



a candidate for confirmation
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