Definition of confessor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kənˈfesə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfesər//
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a Roman Catholic priest who listens to somebody’s confession (3) Word OriginOld English relating to someone who avows religious faith when facing opposition: from Old French confessour, from ecclesiastical Latin confessor, from Latin confess- ‘acknowledged’ (see confess).
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