Definitions

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  • n. A manual or guide to making confession.
  • n. A confessional.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to auricular confession.
  • n. A confessional.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of auricular confession.
  • n. Same as confessional, 1.
  • n. A niche in the body of an altar, designed to contain relics. Also called altar-cavity.
  • n. A chamber under or near an altar, intended for similar purposes: in this sense often used as equivalent to confession, 4.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Eadmer, "a certain crypt, which the Romans call a confessionary, had to be ascended by means of several steps from the choir of the singers.

    Beautiful Britain: Canterbury

  • "Akhmatbek Bakiyev started making confessionary statements of his involvement to recent mass unrest in the country's south," the Kyrgyz government said, adding that he would be brought to the capital Bishkek later on Thursday.

    Ousted Kyrgyz President's Brother Arrested

  • A game that politicians play (this is confessionary) is to elevate an issue to a higher arena (one with a broader constituency) than it might appropriately deserve in order to change the dynamics of voter behavior.

    Voters As Mad Scientists, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • We all saw this infamous mob scene in Thailand, where Karr made these confessionary statements.

    CNN Transcript Aug 22, 2006

  • And they acted solely on confessionary statements from this 5150 cuckoo, and, without any other corroboration, and it just simply boggles my mind.

    CNN Transcript Dec 26, 2006

  • And they acted solely on confessionary statements from this 5150 cuckoo, without any other corroboration.

    CNN Transcript Dec 26, 2006

  • CALLER: Well, I ` m just wondering if his confessionary statements were based on getting extradited from Thailand.

    CNN Transcript Aug 30, 2006

  • And they acted solely on confessionary statements from this 5150 (ph) cuckoo without any other corroboration, and it just simply boggles my mind.

    CNN Transcript Aug 30, 2006

  • And they acted solely on confessionary statements from this 5150 cuckoo and without any other corroboration, and it just simply boggles my mind.

    CNN Transcript Sep 1, 2006

  • And there ` s only three ways to solve a crime, through witnesses, through evidence or through a confession, and they acted solely on confessionary statements from this 51-50 (ph) cuckoo and without any other corroboration.

    CNN Transcript Aug 29, 2006

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