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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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They recorded the confessional statements before a judicial magistrate under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), in which they confessed to laundering millions of dollars for Hamza Shehbaz, Salman Shehbaz, and others by telegraphic transfers (TT).
According to the family, one of the convicts made a confessional statement indicting the wife of the deceased in the killing but said the security agents never arrested nor interrogated the woman over the incident.
She said that the confessional statement is a set of lies and the PML-N reject it entirely.
A suspect alleged that he was asked to sign a 'ready-made' confessional statement.
In their written statements, Khalid Shamim and Mohsin Ali backtracked from their confessional statements.
He complained to magistrate about it but magistrate signed on the confessional statement which was already prepared and stamped it.
The model often employed to summarize Baptist confessional traditions in the nineteenth-century South suggests basically only two confessional sources: the Philadelphia Confession of Faith (PCF, 1742) and the New Hampshire Declaration of Faith (NHC, 1833).
The worldview-evaluative component presupposes the existence of a conceptual-methodological and theoretical-ideological model of state confessional policies, which is always realized in the area of socio-political interests and directly depends on their development.
According to details, Sindh Rangers' Prosecutor Sajid Mehboob, submitted Uzair Baloch's confessional statement in Sindh's top court, during the hearing of a case pertaining to the killing of notorious gangster, Arshad Papu.
When visiting relatives in Wakefield I would also be despatched to a pub's outsales confessional, which was stuck on the end of licensed premises like a naughty secret, to buy jugs of beer for my grandmother when I was about eight or nine.
In his confessional statement, recorded on Dec 20, the then interned MQM MPA had not only confessed to his involvement in the May 12, 2007 mayhem but also implicated party leader Dr Farooq Sattar.
Two of the suspects, Khalid Shamim and Syed Mohsin Ali, have already recorded their confessional statements before a magistrate, alleging that the slain MQM leader was killed because he was a 'potent threat to the leadership of MQM'.