- a small, enclosed place in a church, where a priest hears confessions
- confession to a priest
Origin of confessionalFr, origin, originally (chaire) confessionale, (chair) for confession
of, characterized by, or for a confession or confessions
Relating to or resembling confession.
A small enclosed stall in which a priest hears confessions.
- In the manner or style of a confession.
- Officially practicing a particular religion, as a state or organization. See confessionalism 1.
confession + -al
From French confessionnal.