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 for confidant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
     [1913 Webster]
           You love me for no other end
           Than to become my confidant and friend;
           As such I keep no secret from your sight. --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: someone to whom private matters are confided [syn:
           confidant, intimate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  56 Moby Thesaurus words for "confidant":
     Dutch uncle, Polonius, acquaintance, admonisher, adviser, advocate,
     alter ego, amigo, backer, backseat driver, best friend,
     bosom friend, brother, buttinsky, casual acquaintance,
     close acquaintance, close friend, confidante, consultant, counsel,
     counselor, expert, familiar, favorer, fellow, fellow creature,
     fellowman, fidus Achates, friend, guide, inseparable friend,
     instructor, intimate, kibitzer, lover, man Friday, mate, meddler,
     mentor, monitor, neighbor, nestor, orienter, other self, partisan,
     pickup, preceptist, repository, right hand, right-hand man,
     second self, strong right hand, supporter, sympathizer, teacher,

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  CONFIDANT, CONFIDANTE, n.  One entrusted by A with the secrets of B,
  confided by _him_ to C.

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