Associations to the word «Confession»


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).

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza