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.