confessant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French confessant.

Noun[edit]

confessant (plural confessants)

  1. (obsolete) One who confesses to a priest.
    • 1625, Francis [Bacon], “[Apophthegm 213]”, in Apophthegmes New and Old. [], London: [] Hanna Barret, and Richard Whittaker, [], OCLC 771110810, page 234:
      [T]he poſture of the Confeſſant and the Prieſt in Confeſsion: which is, that the Confeſſant kneeles downe before the Prieſt ſitting in a raiſed chaire aboue him.

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Verb[edit]

confessant

  1. present participle of confessar

French[edit]

Participle[edit]

confessant

  1. present participle of confesser

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