Meaning of “confessional” in the English Dictionary

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"confessional" in British English

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confessionalnoun [ C ]

uk /kənˈfeʃ.ən.əl/ us /kənˈfeʃ.ən.əl/

Examples from literature

  • He had stood there, indeed, from the moment of the girl's entrance into the confessional. 
  • If I had been a wiser girl, a stronger, and a more sensible, very likely I might not have gone to the confessional at all. 
  • Seated sideways in his confessional, he stamped on the floor, abused me, and spoke disrespectfully of the King. 
  • The crowd of penitents melted away one by one, the few last stragglers had been heard, and still the priest waited in his confessional. 
  • You have heard in the confessional the history of many great sins, but I know that this is not what troubles you. 

(Definition of “confessional” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)