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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 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.
  10. Act of professing; declaration; employment; body of persons engaged in any profession. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Professional. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. 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.
  13. The act of professing, or that which is professed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

Usage examples for profession

  1. For instance, he believed in the use of a little human intelligence in his profession – The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle
  2. " I have my profession Mr. Walpole, and it is an honourable one. – Richard Carvel, Volume 5 by Winston Churchill
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