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Augustan confession
Augustan Au*gus"tan, a. [L. Augustanus, fr. Augustus. See August, n.] 1. Of or pertaining to Augustus C[ae]sar or to his times. 2. Of or pertaining to the town of Augsburg. Augustan age of any national literature, the period of its highest state of purity and refinement; -- so called because the reign of Augustus C[ae]sar was the golden age of Roman literature. Thus the reign of Louis XIV. (b. 1638) has been called the Augustan age of French literature, and that of Queen Anne (b. 1664) the Augustan age of English literature. Augustan confession (Eccl. Hist.), or confession of Augsburg, drawn up at Augusta Vindelicorum, or Augsburg, by Luther and Melanchthon, in 1530, contains the principles of the Protestants, and their reasons for separating from the Roman Catholic church.
Confessional
Confessional Con*fes"sion*al, a. Pertaining to a confession of faith. Confessional equality, equality before the law of persons confessing different creeds.
Confessional equality
Equality E*qual"i*ty, n.; pl. Equalities. [L. aequalitas, fr. aequalis equal. See Equal.] 1. The condition or quality of being equal; agreement in quantity or degree as compared; likeness in bulk, value, rank, properties, etc.; as, the equality of two bodies in length or thickness; an equality of rights. A footing of equality with nobles. --Macaulay. 2. Sameness in state or continued course; evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of temper or constitution. 3. Evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of surface. 4. (Math.) Exact agreement between two expressions or magnitudes with respect to quantity; -- denoted by the symbol =; thus, a = x signifies that a contains the same number and kind of units of measure that x does. Confessional equality. See under Confessional.
Confessional equality
Confessional Con*fes"sion*al, a. Pertaining to a confession of faith. Confessional equality, equality before the law of persons confessing different creeds.
Confessionalism
Confessionalism Con*fes"sion*al*ism, n. (Eccl.) An exaggerated estimate of the importance of giving full assent to any particular formula of the Christian faith. --Shaff.
Confessionalist
Confessionalist Con*fes"sion*al*ist, n. A priest hearing, or sitting to hear, confession. [R.] --Boucher
Confessionary
Confessionary Con*fes"sion*a*ry, n. [LL. confessionarium.] A confessional. [Obs.] --Johnson.
Confessionary
Confessionary Con*fes"sion*a*ry, a. Pertaining to auricular confession; as, a confessionary litany.
Confessionist
Confessionist Con*fes"sion*ist, n. [Cf. F. confessioniste.] One professing a certain faith. --Bp. Montagu.

Meaning of Confession from wikipedia

- A confession is a statement – made by a person or by a group of personsacknowledging some personal fact that the person (or the group) would ostensibly...
- A Confession (pre-reform Russian: Исповѣдь; post-reform Russian: Исповедь, tr. Íspovedʹ), or My Confession, is a short work on the subject of melancholia...
- Augsburg Confession, also known as the Augustan Confession or the Augustana from its Latin name, Confessio Augustana, is the primary confession of faith...
- hidden. Confessions may also refer to: Confessions (1925 film), a British silent film Confessions (2010 film), a ****anese film The Confessions (film) (Le...
- A creed, also known as a confession of faith, a symbol, or a statement of faith, is a statement of the shared beliefs of a community (often a religious...
- Confession, in many religions, is the acknowledgment of one's sins (sinfulness) or wrongs. In Catholic teaching, the Sacrament of Penance is the method...
- The Confessions (Italian: Le confessioni; French: Les confessions) is a 2016 thriller drama film directed by Roberto Andò. It stars Toni Servillo, Connie...
- The Dordrecht Confession of Faith is a statement of religious beliefs adopted by Dutch Mennonite leaders at a meeting in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, on...
- A false confession is an admission of guilt for a crime which the individual did not commit. Although such confessions seem counterintuitive, they can...
- The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, also called the Second London Baptist Confession, was written by Particular Baptists, who held to a Calvinistic...