confiteor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, I confess. See confess.

Noun[edit]

confiteor (plural confiteors)

  1. A form of Roman Catholic prayer in which public confession of sins is made.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From con + fateor (acknowledge, own (up to)).

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present active cōnfiteor, present infinitive cōnfitērī, perfect active cōnfessus sum (deponent)

  1. I confess, admit
  2. I acknowledge, agree
  3. (figuratively) I reveal, show.
  4. (Ecclesiastical Latin) I praise, give thanks.
    Confitemini Domino quoniam bonus, quoniam in saeculum misericordia eius.
    Give praise to Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

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