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- a belief in the importance of full and unambiguous assent to the whole of a religious teaching.
- a style of American poetry that drew on the personal history of the poet
- (in Lebanon) a system of government that proportionally distributes political and institutional power among religious and ethnic communities.
- Lebanon's confessional system has both helped preserve a modicum of inter-communal stability and contributed to the breakdown of state and society from 1975 to 1990.