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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Confidant  \Con`fi*dant"\;  277),  n.  masc.,  Confidante 
  \Con`fi*dante"\  (?;  277),  n.  fem.[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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  confidant 
  n  :  someone  to  whom  private  matters  are  confided  [syn:  {intimate}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  CONFIDANT,  :CONFIDANTE:,  n.  One  entrusted  by  A  with  the  secrets  of  B, 
  confided  by  _him_  to  C. 
 
 




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