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confessional (not comparable)
- In the manner or style of a confession.
- Officially practicing a particular religion, as a state or organization. See confessionalism 1.
confessional (plural confessionals)
- (Roman Catholic church) A small room where confession—the sacrament of reconciliation—is performed by a priest.
- A confession
2015 April 15, Jonathan Martin, “For a Clinton, It’s Not Hard to Be Humble in an Effort to Regain Power”, in The New York Times:
- When a 35-year-old Bill Clinton, famously the nation’s youngest former governor, set out in 1982 to reclaim the job he had lost two years earlier, he began with a remarkable televised confessional. “My daddy never had to whip me twice for the same thing,” Mr. Clinton told Arkansans in a campaign commercial, acknowledging voters’ anger over his having raised a hated vehicle fee and vowing to listen better if they gave him another chance as governor.
a small room where confession is performed