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CONFESSOR, evid. A priest of some Christian sect, who receives an account of the sins of his people, and undertakes to give them absolution of their sins.
     2. The general rule on the subject of giving evidence of confidential communications is, that the privilege is confined to counsel, solicitors, and attorneys, and the interpreter between the counsel and the client. Vide Confidential Communications. Contrary to this general rule, it has been decided in New York, that a priest of the Roman Catholic denomination could not be compelled to divulge secrets which he had received in auricular confession. 2 City Hall Rec. 80, n.; Joy on Conf. Sec. 4, p. 49. See Bouv. Inst. n. 3174 and note.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The mandates from Flines suggest that Cistercian officials were well aware that the addition or modification of physical boundaries to separate the sexes within convents, and to sequester religious women from the outside world, worked to enforce the authority of the confessor within the community:
On June 26 during a Latin-rite Mass attended by about half a million faithful, the Pope beatified two confessors of faith known for their love of the poor and illiterate.
Pope Francis asked priests to consider tapping an exorcist, if it were absolutely necessary. The pope told confessors to call upon exorcists to assist those that could be experiencing "real spiritual disorders," the AFP ( reported Friday.
Pope Francis on Monday extended indefinitely to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors.
Picachy was spiritual guide, confidant, confessor and retreat director to MC Sisters.
The online poll by ICM Research was carried out to mark the anniversary of the death of Edward the Confessor, who died peacefully on January 5, 1066, having reigned since 1042.
Henry Candy (above) has sent his seven-year-old to the south Downs on seven occasions, and The Confessor has never finished out of the first four a CV that also includes a course-and-distance success at the 2012 Glorious fixture.
Edward the Confessor Church in Clifton Park.Dick was the Co-founder of Micro Networks in Worcester, MA and retired after 30 years as a Electronic Engineer .
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HAROLD GODWINSON: The last Anglo-Saxon king of England, Harold assumed the throne in January 1066, after being picked as the successor of the childless Edward the Confessor in somewhat contentious circumstances.
1066: Edward the Confessor, England''s most pious King, died.