[ kuh n-fit-ee-awr ]
/ kənˈfɪt iˌɔr /

noun Roman Catholic Church.

a prayer in the form of a general confession said at the beginning of the Mass and on certain other occasions.

Origin of Confiteor

1150–1200; Middle English; after first word of Latin prayer: I confess Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for confiteor


/ (kənˈfɪtɪˌɔː) /


RC Church a prayer consisting of a general confession of sinfulness and an entreaty for forgiveness

Word Origin for Confiteor

C13: from Latin: I confess; from the beginning of the Latin prayer of confession
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