1. One who avows faith. 2. Martyr in the early ch. 3. One who is known for a holy life, esp. under persecution. 4. One (e.g., priest or pastor) who hears confession* and pronounces absolution.* See also Keys, Office of the, 8 b; Saints, Veneration of, 3.
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