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Definitions of profession

  1. the body of people in a learned occupation; "the news spread rapidly through the medical community" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion; "a profession of disagreement" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith; "a profession of Christianity" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The act of professing or claiming; open declaration; public avowal or acknowledgment; as, professions of friendship; a profession of faith. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. That which one professed; a declaration; an avowal; a claim; as, his professions are insincere. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. That of which one professed knowledge; the occupation, if not mechanical, agricultural, or the like, to which one devotes one's self; the business which one professes to understand, and to follow for subsistence; calling; vocation; employment; as, the profession of arms; the profession of a clergyman, lawyer, or physician; the profession of lecturer on chemistry. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The collective body of persons engaged in a calling; as, the profession distrust him. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The act of entering, or becoming a member of, a religious order. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. The act of declaring; an open declaration; religious faith; a pretense; calling or vocation, especially one that requires learning; as, the profession of medicine; all the persons engaged in any one calling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. 1. A vocation or calling, the following of which demands special knowledge in some branch of science; specifically, in medicine, the medical profession. 2. The general body of medical practitioners. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  12. The act of professing: open declaration: an employment not mechanical and requiring some degree of learning: calling, known employment: the collective body of persons engaged in any profession: entrance into a religious order. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Act of professing; declaration; employment; body of persons engaged in any profession. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Professional. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. An occupation that involves a liberal education. and mental rather than manual labor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The act of professing, or that which is professed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Open declaration of one's sentiments or belief; open declaration; a vocation, occupation, or calling, such as implies a measure of learning; the collective body of persons engaged in a profession; entrance under a sacred vow into a religious order. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Open declaration of belief, or one's sentiments; public avowal; any business or calling engaged in for subsistence, not being mechanical, in trade or in agriculture, and the like-opposed to a trade; the collective body of persons engaged in a particular profession, as in law or medicine; in R. Cath. Ch., formal entrance into a religious order. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. A public declaration respecting something. Cod. 10, 41, 6. In ecclesiastical law. The act of entering into a religious order. See 17 Vin. Abr. 645. Also a calling, vocation, known employment ; divinity, medicine, and law are called the "learned professions." thelawdictionary.org
  20. Declaration, a vowal, as in practice if not in p., accept my sincere pp. of regard, spare me these pp.; declaration of belief in a religion; vow made on entering, fact of being in, a religious order; vocation, calling, esp. one that involves some branch of learning or science, as the learned pp. (divinity, law, medicine), the military p., a carpenter by p., whence professionless a.; the body of persons engaged in this, esp. (Theatr. slang) actors, as lets apartments to the p. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. n. Act of professing; open declaration ; public avowal ; - that which one pro-fesses ; a declaration ; .an avowal ; a claim :-the occupation to which one devotes himself ; calling ; vocation ; employment ; - the collective body of persons engaged in a calling ;-act of taking a religious or monastic vow. Learned profession, such as requires a previous college education in its licentiates or practitioners, as law, medicine, and divinity. Cabinet Dictionary
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