confessionalism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

confessional +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

confessionalism (countable and uncountable, plural confessionalisms)

  1. (religion) A belief in the importance of full and unambiguous assent to the whole of a religious teaching.
  2. (poetry) A style of American poetry that draws on the personal history of the poet.
  3. A system of government in Lebanon that proportionally distributes political and institutional power among religious and ethnic communities.