[ kuhn-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.
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Origin of Confiteor
1150–1200; Middle English; after first word of Latin prayer: I confess
Words nearby Confiteor
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
How to use Confiteor in a sentence
Then Cardinal Gregory came forward, and all knelt and beat their breasts, repeating the Confiteor.
The sacristan placed the temporary altar beside the foot of the bed, arrayed it, and recited the Confiteor.
He said a Confiteor tibi Domine, rolling the words on his tongue as if in anticipation of the solider mouthfuls awaiting him.
Ulenspiegel did so, ever repeating: “Mea culpa, confiteor, take away my hump.”
British Dictionary definitions for Confiteor
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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