Definition of Confiteor in English:

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Pronunciation: /känˈfidēˌôr/


A form of prayer confessing sins, used in the Roman Catholic Mass and some other sacraments.
Example sentences
  • Many have the sense that if there is still such a thing as sin, it is not too serious, and feeling sad about one's sins, particularly during the Confiteor at Mass, is sufficient for forgiveness.
  • The Confiteor or ‘I confess’ shown above is a prayer from the Catholic Latin Mass.
  • Most are borrowed from pre-existing works of his own; indeed the only ‘original’ section was the ‘Confiteor’ from the Credo.


Middle English: Latin, literally 'I confess', from the formula Confiteor Deo Omnipotenti 'I confess to Almighty God'.

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Syllabification: Con·fit·e·or

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