confession definition, confession meaning | English dictionary




1    the act of confessing  
2    something confessed  
3    an acknowledgment or declaration, esp. of one's faults, misdeeds, or crimes  
4      (Christianity, chiefly R.C. Church)   the act of a penitent accusing himself of his sins  
5    confession of faith   a formal public avowal of religious beliefs  
6    a religious denomination or sect united by a common system of beliefs  
  confessionary      adj  
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acknowledgment, admission, avowal, disclosure, divulgence, exposure, revelation, unbosoming  

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