Meaning of “confessor” in the English Dictionary

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"confessor" in British English

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confessornoun [ C ]

uk /kənˈfes.ər/ us /kənˈfes.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Her confessor, a holy man, assured her that under the circumstances Heaven would pardon the neglect. 
  • In everything, too, they must obey without comment, the superior and the confessors. 
  • The confessor tried to reassure her, but his trembling voice only increased her alarm. 
  • The executioner uncovered his head and showed the confessor that the eyes were closed and that the heart had ceased to beat. 
  • Yet he had a heart which, if he could find a confessor whom he could trust, he longed to ease in confidence. 

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