Definitions for confessionkənˈfɛʃ ən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
acknowledgment; avowal; admission.
acknowledgment or disclosure of sin, esp. to a priest to obtain absolution.
something that is confessed.
a formal, usu. written acknowledgment of guilt by a person accused of a crime.
a formal profession of religious belief.
an organized religious group sharing the same beliefs and doctrines.
Origin of confession:
1350–1400; ME (< AF) < L
an admission of misdeeds or faults
a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party
(Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution
a public declaration of your faith
the document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an admission that you have done sth wrong or illegal
***his confession to the police
a statement telling a priest your sins
***The priest listened to my confession.; ***to go to confession
The open admittance of having done something (especially of something bad).
Without the real murderer's confession, an innocent person will go to jail.
the disclosure of one's sins to a priest for absolution. Now termed the sacrament of reconciliation.
I went to confession and now I feel much better about what I had done.
Origin: From confessio.
acknowledgment; avowal, especially in a matter pertaining to one's self; the admission of a debt, obligation, or crime
acknowledgment of belief; profession of one's faith
the act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest in order to obtain sacramental absolution
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
an admission by a party to whom an act is imputed, in relation to such act. A judicial confession settles the issue to which it applies; an extrajudical confession may be explained or rebutted
Confession is the acknowledgment of sin or wrongs. It is a religious practice in a number of faith traditions.
Translations for confession
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
acknowledgment of a crime or fault
The youth made a confession to the police officer.
- اعْتِراف، إِقْرارArabic
- confissãoPortuguese (BR)
- doznání, přiznáníCzech
- das GeständnisGerman
- اقرار؛ اعترافFarsi
- וִדוּי @@@וִידוּי$$$Hebrew
- अपराध स्वीकृतिHindi
- tilståelse, innrømmelseNorwegian
- przyznanie się, wyznaniePolish
- اقرار؛ اعترافPersian
- اقرار کولPashto
- bekännelse, erkännandeSwedish
- 招供Chinese (Trad.)
- اقبال جرم ، اعتراف، اقرارUrdu
- sự thú tộiVietnamese
- 招供Chinese (Simp.)
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