Confessor

Definition of Confessor

Con`fess´or
n.1.One who confesses; one who acknowledges a fault, or the truth of a charge, at the risk of suffering; specifically, one who confesses himself a follower of Christ and endures persecution for his faith.
He who dies for religion is a martyr; he who suffers for it is a confessor.
- Latham.
Our religion which hath been sealed with the blood of so many martyrs and confessors.
- Bacon.
2.A priest who hears the confessions of others and is authorized to grant them absolution.

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communicator, concede, confess, profess, shrive, squeal
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