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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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In contrast to the usual definition of the word "karim," Margariti argues that in this period it was not a confessionally exclusive term (152).
Dora, a confessionally mixed district, has been one of the Iraqi capital's most dangerous areas.
Jurgen Leonhardt studies a dramatic representation of the triumph of humanist Latin in "Frischlins Priscianus vapulans und die zeitgenossische Lateinkultur," while in "Polyglossie, Polysemie: zur konfessionspolitischen Standort von Nicodemus Frischlins Phasma," Nicola Kaminski offers an analysis of how Latin and German can be used in unexpectedly subtle ways to produce comic humor in a confessionally charged context.
People who are confessionally Reformed and convinced Evangelicals have often been misrepresented in our church.
In Consorting with Angels (2005), the poet and critic Deryn Rees-Jones recognizes a problem for women who write confessionally, and summarizes the politics of this problem in a manner that is particularly relevant to Petit.
Lately, it has seemed that to work confessionally is an act of rebellion; that is, to be confessional, not just narrative, is to be working against an aesthetic, or contemporary--poetics, taboo.
He said the vacuum was "unacceptable politically and unacceptable confessionally.
It represented cooperation between pietistic and confessionally conservative movements that confronted the current, more liberal theology of the theological faculty at Oslo University.
As for the types of reading matter available to them, the stock of confessionally oriented titles was very substantially augmented after several hundred Catholic and Lutheran clerics were gathered together in Dachau from other camps as a centralizing measure.
18) Within two decades, Jewish children in Mainz regularly attended both confessionally based Volkschulen (primary schools) and nondenominational Communalschulen or Simultanschulen (municipal schools).
Categorizing women authors by their first names next to men authors who are alphabetized by last names reinforces the sexist stereotype that it is acceptable to read women authors (especially poets) personally, confessionally, and biographically.
It is disappointing that Faganel has not addressed this circumstance in his brief introduction, since it may provide clues to Plavec's own religious sentiments, not to mention those of his powerful patron who was otherwise known as a zealous advocate of the Counter-Reformation in his confessionally contested diocese.