Definition of father confessor in English:

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father confessor


1A priest who hears confessions and gives absolution and spiritual counsel.
Example sentences
  • Nathella said, ‘I can take you to a father confessor this afternoon.’
  • In due course he too can be found employing an Augustinian father confessor.
  • Mother Marie wants to rejoin them, but the Father Confessor in effect forbids her.
1.1A person, typically an older man, to whom one confides private matters: he was growing tired of acting as the father confessor to every student
More example sentences
  • He wasn't their confidant or father confessor; he was their boss.
  • He became a infallible scientist, a friend, a father confessor and a confidant, by using truths, half-truths and outright falsehoods.
  • To be a successful agent, you need to be a father confessor, able to empathise with players when necessary, but also able to dispense tough advice they don't want to hear.

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Syllabification: fa·ther con·fes·sor

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