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Definitions of confession

  1. a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. a public declaration of your faith Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Acknowledgment; avowal, especially in a matter pertaining to one's self; the admission of a debt, obligation, or crime. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Acknowledgment of belief; profession of one's faith. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest in order to obtain sacramental absolution. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A formulary in which the articles of faith are comprised; a creed to be assented to or signed, as a preliminary to admission to membership of a church; a confession of faith. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Act of acknowledging or admitting; the act of making known one's sins to a priest; anything acknowledged. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Acknowledgment of a crime or fault: avowal: a statement of ones religious belief: acknowledgment of sin to a priest. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Act of confessing; acknowledgment; avowal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. The act of confessing; avowal; acknowledgment; a creed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The acknowledgment of a crime or fault; avowal; profession; the act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest. Confession of faith, a formulary comprising the articles of the creed of a church. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Anything disclosed or acknowledged. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for confession

  1. Art thou content with my confession – Boris Godunov A Drama in Verse by Alexander Pushkin Rendered into English verse by Alfred Hayes
  2. Sometimes- shall I make the confession pappy? – Macleod of Dare by William Black
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