confessor


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Related to confessor: Edward the Confessor, father confessor
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Synonyms for confessor

one in whom secrets are confided

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a priest who hears confession and gives absolution

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someone who confesses (discloses information damaging to themselves)

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Well," said Aramis, "that musketeer and abbe, afterwards bishop of Vannes, is your confessor now.
Then, monseigneur, if you know that, I must further add a fact of which you are ignorant - that if the king were to know this evening of the presence of this musketeer, this abbe, this bishop, this confessor,
And he departed, leaving Baisemeaux almost more than stifled with joy and surprise at this regal present so liberally bestowed by the confessor extraordinary to the Bastile.
However, for my part, I would rather die unshriven than have anything to say to such a confessor.
If you should need a father confessor, madame" --she started ever so slightly--"remember, Papa Poirot is always at your service.
Should your confessor be less indulgent to you in your dying moments than you found the Abbe Busoni, send for me, if I am still on earth, and I will soothe your ears with words that shall effectually calm and soothe your parting soul ere it goes forth to traverse the ocean called eternity.
When the confessor becomes aware of the presence of genuine spiritual disturbances 6 that may be in large part psychic, and therefore must be confirmed by means of healthy collaboration with the human sciences 6 he must not hesitate to refer the issue to those who, in the diocese, are charged with this delicate and necessary ministry, namely, exorcists.
In the past, only a bishop or a designated chief confessor of a diocese could grant absolution for an abortion.
From the time of the foundation of the Congregation until his illness in the 1980s, he was a confessor and instructor of the novices.
Only 15 per cent knew of Edward the Confessor, the king whose death prompted the events of 1066.
Imagine a confessor asking, "Have you been touching yourself?
s to An impressive course record points to THE CONFESSOR in the totepool-sponsored 7f handicap (2.
HAROLD GODWINSON: The last Anglo-Saxon king of England, Harold assumed the throne in January 1066, after being picked as the successor of the childless Edward the Confessor in somewhat contentious circumstances.
1066: Edward the Confessor, England''s most pious King, died.
The fact that Marguerite's heroine is unequivocally described as his confessor and that she fills this role in a highly effective manner must be viewed in connection with the ongoing controversy over confession in the Reform and the Debate about Women.