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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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confessorcon‧fes‧sor /kənˈfesə $ -ər/ noun [countable] formal  RRCthe priest who someone regularly makes their confession to
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confessorHe was in demand as a confessor, from a few parishioners, a few neighbouring clergy, a few old students at Lincoln.Some were in religious orders and acted as confessors, others were lay people.She and her confessor ran away from her incestuous father, a pagan chieftain.Also patron of confessors, professors, and theologians.Such as Saint Maximus the confessor whose tongue was cut out preventing him from speaking.The confessor was murdered and Dymphna was beheaded for refusing to return home.His patronage to confessors is attributed to the large crowds he attracted to the confessionals.
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