Associations to the word «Confession»

Wiktionary

CONFESSION, noun. The open admittance of having done something (especially of something bad).
CONFESSION, noun. A formal document providing such an admission.
CONFESSION, noun. (Roman Catholicism) The disclosure of one's sins to a priest for absolution. Now termed the sacrament of reconciliation.
CONFESSION, noun. Acknowledgment of belief; profession of one's faith.
CONFESSION, noun. A formula 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.

Dictionary definition

CONFESSION, noun. An admission of misdeeds or faults.
CONFESSION, noun. A written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party.
CONFESSION, noun. (Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution.
CONFESSION, noun. A public declaration of your faith.
CONFESSION, noun. The document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century).

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