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Confession meaning

confession - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. a document that spells out the belief system of a given church ( especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)
  2. 2. a public declaration of your faith
  3. 3. Acknowledgment; avowal, especially in a matter pertaining to one's self; the admission of a debt, obligation, or crime.
  4. 4. Acknowledgment of belief; profession of one's faith.
  5. 5. The act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest in order to obtain sacramental absolution.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Act of confessing; acknowledgment; avowal.

confession - examples of usage

  1. Denham's confession was in his mind. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. I couldn't-" " He didn't say nothing, except in confession?" - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. " He- he went to confession, you mean. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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