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11790

confess
[.] CONFESS', v.t.[L., to own or acknowledge.] [.] 1. To own, acknowledge or avow, as a crime, a fault, a charge, a debt, or something that is against one's interest, or reputation. [.] [.] Human faults with human grief confess. [.] [.] I confess the argument against ...

11791

confessant
[.] CONFESS'ANT, n. One who confesses to a priest.

11792

confessary
[.] CONFESS'ARY, n. One who makes a confession. [Not used.]

11793

confessed
[.] CONFESS'ED, pp. Owned; acknowledged; declared to be true; admitted in words; avowed; admitted to disclose to a priest.

11794

confessedly
[.] CONFESS'EDLY, adv. [.] 1. By confession, or acknowledgment; avowedly; undeniably. Demosthenes was confessedly the greatest orator in Greece. [.] 2. With avowed purpose; as, his object was confessedly to secure to himself a benefice.

11795

confessing
[.] CONFESS'ING, ppr. Owning; avowing; declaring to be true or real; granting or admitting by assent; receiving disclosure of sins, or the state of the conscience of another.

11796

confession
[.] CONFES'SION, n. [.] 1. The acknowledgment of a crime, fault or something to one's disadvantage; open declaration of guilt, failure, debt, accusation, &c. [.] [.] With the mouth confession is made to salvation. Romans 10. [.] 2. Avowal; the act of acknowledging; ...

11797

confessional
[.] CONFES'SIONAL, n. The seat where a priest or confessor sits to hear confessions; a confession-chair.

11798

confessionary
[.] CONFES'SIONARY, n. A confession-chair, as above. [.] CONFES'SIONARY, a. Pertaining to auricular confession.

11799

confessionist
[.] CONFES'SIONIST, n. One who makes a profession of faith.

11800

confessor
[.] CONFESS'OR, n. [.] 1. One who confesses; one who acknowledges his sins. [.] 2. One who makes a profession of his faith in the Christian religion. The word is appropriately used to denote one who avows his religion in the face of danger, and adheres to it, in defiance ...

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unconfessed
[.] UNCONFESS'ED, a. Not confessed; not acknowledged.

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