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  • nouna priest who hears confessions
  • nounone who professes his or her faith in spite of persecution

synonyms for confessor

  • priest
  • father confessor
  • spiritual judge
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How to use confessor in a sentence

Ministers wrung their hands, the king sent for his confessor, the queen wept—but the nation groaned.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
His confessor brought to court impostors who pretended that they could interrogate the powers of darkness.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
With the confessor, the tumult ceased, and silence was reestablished; everyone conjectured and wondered—the king was confessing.
CHICOT THE JESTERALEXANDRE DUMAS, PERE
Indeed; two bottles are reasonable, and if you eat no meat with it, your confessor will have nothing to reproach you with.
CHICOT THE JESTERALEXANDRE DUMAS, PERE
This year they are to appear in a play or poem which the Father Confessor has written for us—dealing with the story of Judith.
FIFTY CONTEMPORARY ONE-ACT PLAYSVARIOUS
So you'll have to be my safety valve, confidant and confessor.
PATCHWORKANNA BALMER MYERS
"A machine cannot be coerced," the robot-confessor told him.
THE STATUS CIVILIZATIONROBERT SHECKLEY
In his dream, he had personified the robot-confessor into the figure of a human judge.
THE STATUS CIVILIZATIONROBERT SHECKLEY
But she realized that at last she had found a sympathetic confessor.
THE GHOST BREAKERCHARLES GODDARD
Within a month the widower came to his father-confessor by night and obtained leave to be married next morning.
THE AGE OF ERASMUSP. S. ALLEN
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WORDS RELATED TO CONFESSOR

  • confessor
  • father confessor
  • pope
  • spiritual father
  • spiritual leader
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.