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confessional in Christianity topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconfessionalcon‧fes‧sion‧al1 /kənˈfeʃənəl/ noun [countable]  RRCa place in a church, usually an enclosed room, where a priest hears people make their confessions
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confessionalBohemian late Gothic forms are included in this Baroque fantasy and there are some good 18C confessionals.And no penitent in a confessional could have unburdened herself more pathetically than did my Maman that afternoon.Why must beds be turned into confessionals.These include the work on the side altars, the four Evangelists in niches in the nave and the confessionals.I was shaking and sweating so much in the confessional I thought I was going to faint.The seal of the confessional is what I work under, at least when it comes to the ladies.His patronage to confessors is attributed to the large crowds he attracted to the confessionals.He had even specified the date of his unwitting confessional.