Confessor meaning

kən-fĕs'ər
One who confesses.
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One who confesses faith in Christianity in the face of persecution but does not suffer martyrdom.
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A person who confesses.
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A priest authorized to hear confessions.
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One who confesses faith in Christianity in the face of persecution, but who is not martyred.
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One who confesses to having done something wrong.
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(Roman Catholicism) A priest who hears confession and then gives absolution.
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Origin of confessor

  • From Anglo-Norman confessour, and its source, Latin confessor, from cōnfitērī, present active infinitive of cōnfiteor (“confess, admit, acknowledge”).
    From Wiktionary