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Definition of "confession" []

  • The act or process of confessing. (noun)
  • Something confessed, especially disclosure of one's sins to a priest for absolution. (noun)
  • A written or oral statement acknowledging guilt, made by one who has been accused or charged with an offense. (noun)
  • An avowal of belief in the doctrines of a particular faith; a creed. (noun)
  • A church or group of worshipers adhering to a specific creed. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "confession" in a sentence
  • "_from confession (exomologesis), consider in_ thine heart that hell-fire which _confession shall quench for thee_; and first imagine to thyself the greatness of the punishment, that thou mayest not doubt concerning the adoption of the remedy."
  • "Later still the term confession was adopted for the hollow reliquary in an altar (Ordo Rom. de dedic. altaris)."
  • ""I take offense with the word confession cause Amanda never says that she participated in the murder of her friend ... she never confesses to being part of that crime, ever," said Mellas."