Place designated for celebrating the Sacrament of Penance; since the sixteenth century, most commonly a boxlike structure providing a confessor's chair and a penitent's kneeler with a screen for anonymity, or now a "reconciliation room" in which the penitent has the option of confessing face-to-face or anonymously.
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