Confessions

An altar and underground chamber, normally containing the tomb of a martyr or other relic.

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Confessio
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confession
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confessies Dutch
confesións Spanish
confesión Spanish
confesiones Spanish

More Definitions

Tombs of martyrs or confessors, sometimes with altars erected over them, in which case, the name was extended to both the altar and the subterranean chamber containing the relics.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300262606. The J. Paul Getty Trust.