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confessional

1. Christianity Chiefly RC Church a small stall, usually enclosed and divided by a screen or curtain, where a priest hears confessions
2. a book of penitential prayers

confessional

confessional
A small booth furnished with a seat for a priest and with a window, screen, or aperture so that the penitent, who is outside, may whisper in the priest’s ear without being seen.
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LOS ANGELES, March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of alternative rock's defining music artists, Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional , are coming together for a massive summer tour in 2015.
Upon which, the bench asked if the suspect were produced before judicial magistrate concerned for his confessional statement recorded.
The Sacrament is based on a belief that the seal of the confessional is absolute and inviolable.
No one denies that the phenomenon of intolerance is a cross-confessional one, and no one denies that confessional fanaticism drives towards mutual hatred and denial, reaching up to infighting.
Cardinal George Pell of Sydney reacted by calling the confessional seal "inviolable," and recommended that priests refuse to hear the confession of people they knew to be abusers.
Talal Husseini, the notary public who married off Khoulud and Nidal, explained that the reason behind refusing civil marriage in Lebanon is that such marriage is considered by some people to be shaking the confessional system and tampering with it.
BEIRUT: Hezbollah MP Ali Fayyad urged Sunday the rival political factions to put their sectarian divisions aside, warning that a confessional conflict would harm all the parties.
On that occasion Confessional led home the sextet who raced down the centre and, although third home Masamah reopposes, he probably held an advantage over Confessional because he raced on the stands side - and it seems likely that in racing prominently when second in the Beverley Bullet last time he gained an edge over third-placed and held-up Confessional once again.
Skinner maintains that the Uniate church was created on the initiative of Ruthenians themselves in this context, some of whom felt the Orthodox church was at a disadvantage in the confessional disputes because of a lack of education and effective leadership (from Constantinople).
Toward the end of the performance, she stepped back into the confessional, removed the outfit and re-emerged in a leotard.
Fr O'Kane, who is parish priest at holy Family in Derry's Ballymagroarty estate, was speaking after the Republic's Justice Minister Alan Shatter said he intends to introduce laws which could force priests to break the confessional seal in the interests of child protection.
In contrast, the confessional poets sought to be honest in the exploration of their inmost selves.