What does confession mean?

Definitions for confession
kənˈfɛʃ əncon·fes·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confession(noun)

    an admission of misdeeds or faults

  2. confession(noun)

    a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party

  3. 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

  4. confession(noun)

    a public declaration of your faith

  5. confession(noun)

    the document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)

Wiktionary

  1. confession(Noun)

    The open admittance of having done something (especially of something bad).

    Without the real murderer's confession, an innocent person will go to jail.

    Etymology: From confessio.

  2. confession(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From confessio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confession(noun)

    acknowledgment; avowal, especially in a matter pertaining to one's self; the admission of a debt, obligation, or crime

    Etymology: [F. confession, L. confessio.]

  2. Confession(noun)

    acknowledgment of belief; profession of one's faith

    Etymology: [F. confession, L. confessio.]

  3. Confession(noun)

    the act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest in order to obtain sacramental absolution

    Etymology: [F. confession, L. confessio.]

  4. Confession(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. confession, L. confessio.]

  5. Confession(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. confession, L. confessio.]

Freebase

  1. Confession

    Confession is the acknowledgment of sin or wrongs. It is a religious practice in a number of faith traditions.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of confession in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of confession in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of confession in a Sentence

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.

  2. Jack Holland:

    Gossip is always a personal confession of malice or imbecility; it is a low, frivolous, and too often a dirty business. There are neighborhoods where it rages like a pest; churches are split in pieces by it, and neighbor made enemies for life. Let the young avoid or cure it while they may.

  3. Vega Gil letter:

    I will say this categorically, this accusation is false, let me make it clear that my death is not a confession of guilt, on the contrary it is a radical declaration of my innocence. I just want to clear the path my son will walk in the future.

  4. Irene Weiss:

    I would have liked to have heard a truer confession and explanation, i would have liked to have asked him questions - how could you not have been aware when you actually saw what results your contribution had?

  5. Karl Marx:

    The Tories in England had long imagined that they were enthusiastic about the monarchy, the church and beauties of the old English Constitution, until the day of danger wrung from them the confession that they are enthusiastic only about rent.

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