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- n. A person who is confirmed (religious rite)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One to whom anything is confirmed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, one to whom anything is confirmed or secured.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Anyway, you go on special classes as the confirmee and learn all about the Catholic faith, then you have a big mass and ceremony where your sponsor (me) comes along to vouch for your spiritual merit and, after choosing another name (mine was Michael), you get anointed with Holy Oil and call it a night.
Stuart Levey, undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, but he is a Bush Administration confirmee, held over by the Obama Administration.
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