Confessionary
Confessionary Con*fes"sion*a*ry, n. [LL. confessionarium.] A confessional. [Obs.] --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

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  • Confessionary — Con*fes sion*a*ry, a. Pertaining to auricular confession; as, a confessionary litany. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confessionary — I. shəˌnerē adjective Etymology: probably from (assumed) New Latin confessionarius, from Latin confession , confessio + arius ary : of or relating to confession a confessionary litany II. noun ( es) Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • confessionary — /keuhn fesh euh ner ee/, adj., n., pl. confessionaries. adj. 1. of or pertaining to confession, esp. auricular confession of sins. n. 2. Archaic. a confessional. [1600 10; < ML confessionarius, equiv. to confession CONFESSION + arius ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • confessionary — noun a) A manual or guide to making confession. b) A confessional …   Wiktionary

  • confessionary — con·fes·sion·ary …   English syllables

  • confessionary — /kənˈfɛʃənri/ (say kuhn feshuhnree) adjective of or relating to confession, especially auricular confession of sins …   Australian English dictionary

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