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confessur (1155)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1031b confessor; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,151a confesseur; TL: 2,678 confessor; DEAF:  confesser (confesseor); DMF:  confesseur; TLF:  confesseur; OED:  confessor n.; MED:  confessour n.; DMLBS: 432a confessor ]
confesseur,  confessiour,  confessour;  counfessour;  cumfessor,  cunfessur  


1theol.confessor, one who confesses their Christian faith (under persecution)
( 1155; MS: s.xiiex )  Martirs firent des cumfessors  13924
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiim )  autres seinz […] plusurs, Cum martyrs e confessurs  38
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  Mult depriat pitusement Angeles, apostoles et confessurs Ke […]  95.49
( 1397 )  le jour de le oeptas de Seint Edward le Confessour  iii 383
2eccl.liturgicalconfessor, one who hears confession
( 1267; MS: c.1300 )  Le confessur kaunt deit confesser, Ke ne se porte desdignaument Ver sun cunfés  9954
( 1347 )  Jeo devys a frere W. B. mon confesseur dys livres  i 43
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