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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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He added that the confessional statement was faulty and was taken under duress and coercion.
Bhola said he neither set the factory ablaze not did he record any confessional statement on his own.
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The individual confessional versus communal confessional establishes clerical elitism throughout all other practices.
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The confessional poetry of male writers, Robert Lowell, John Berryman, and Allen Ginsberg tends to explore motherhood differently, focusing not on intertexuality broadly, but on the interplay between just two voices, that of the mother and the child.
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The politics of state interference in confessional affairs and the stories of tolerance and intolerance are the main issue of the two books.
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.
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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.
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.