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con·fess / kənˈfes/ • v. [tr.] admit or state that one has committed a crime or is at fault in some way: he confessed that he had attacked the old man [intr.] he wants to confess to Caroline's murder. ∎  admit or acknowledge something reluctantly, typically because one feels slightly ashamed or embarrassed: I must confess that I was slightly surprised [intr.] he confessed to a lifelong passion for food. ∎  declare (one's religious faith): 150 people confessed faith in Christ. ∎  declare one's sins formally to a priest: I could not confess all my sins | [intr.] he gave himself up after confessing to a priest. ∎  (of a priest) hear the confession of (someone) in such a way: St. Ambrose would weep bitter tears when confessing a sinner.

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confess own to, acknowledge, esp. guiltily; hear the confession of, shrive. XIV. —(O)F. confesser :- Rom. *confessāre, f. L. confessus, pp. of confitērī acknowledge, f. CON- +fatērī declare, avow, rel. to fārī speak, fābula FABLE.
So confession acknowledgement (of guilt) XIV; matter confessed XV; formulary of belief XVI. confessional place for hearing confessions. XVIII. — F. confessional- It. confessionale — medL., sb. use of n. sg. of adj. confessor (eccl.) one who avows his religion in the face of danger but does not suffer martyrdom XII; (gen.) one who makes confession (of belief, guilt, etc.) XIII; (eccl.) one who hears confessions XIV. — AN. confessur, OF. confessour (mod. -eur) — ecclL. confessor; see -OR 1.

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