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confessant

Syllabification: con·fes·sant
Pronunciation: /kənˈfes(ə)nt
 
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Definition of confessant in English:

noun

A person who confesses to a priest; a penitent.
Example sentences
  • While this bond structures the confession as a dialogue, it also encourages, and sometimes manipulates, the intimacy, dependence, and abjection of the confessant.
  • How do we understand, not what is said between the confessor and confessant, but the dynamic that is produced between them?
  • The real man remains elusive, a confessant who never quite confesses, an apostate convert to the anti-war school who remains loyal to an American commitment gone wrong.

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