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  • In the manner or style of a confession.
  • (Roman Catholic church)A small room where confession (the sacrament of reconciliation) is performed. Traditional architecture has used three adjacent rooms separated by gratings with sliding doors; the priest hearing the conffessions sits in the middle room and alternately opens one of the doors to hear confession from the person kneeling on that side.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Con*fes"sion*al (?), n. [F. confessional.] The recess, seat, or inclosed place, where a priest sits to hear confessions; often a small structure furnished with a seat for the priest and with a window or aperture so that the penitent who is outside may whisper into the priest's ear without being seen by him or heard by others.

Con*fes"sion*al, a. Pertaining to a confession of faith.

Confessional equality, equality before the law of persons confessing different creeds.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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