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)


  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.]


  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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  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. Fred Warmbier:

    When I see the picture of Otto going on TV with that confession, that’s not the image I have of my son in my heart, the image I have of my son is playing soccer three short years ago in high school.

  2. Charles Brandt:

    It is the law of confession, the law of corroboration and its satisfied over and over again.

  3. Abdul Qader al Khatib:

    I fear he may be tortured to extract a confession.

  4. Roland Barthes:

    Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion.

  5. Colin Jones:

    Presumably, trying to get a confession out of at least one of them is a goal.

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