What is the meaning of the furniture term Confessional?

High, large, upholstered easy French chair with wings. In the context of furniture, the term confessional typically refers to a type of seating or booth-like structure commonly seen in churches or religious spaces. Also known as a confessional booth or confessional chair, it is a small enclosed area where a person can sit in privacy to confess their sins or seek spiritual counsel from a priest or religious leader. These structures often feature a dividing screen or grille that separates the penitent from the confessor, allowing for confidentiality during the religious sacrament of confession.
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