Con`fi*dant" [F. confident, confidente, formerly also spelt confidant, confidante. See Confide, and cf. Confident.]

One to whom secrets, especially those relating to affairs of love, are confided or intrusted; a confidential or bosom friend.

You love me for no other end Than to become my confidant and friend; As such I keep no secret from your sight. Dryden.

 

© Webster 1913.

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