Confession

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Con*fes"sion
Senses
  1. Acknowledgment; avowal, especially in a matter pertaining to one's self; the admission of a debt, obligation, or crime."With a crafty madness keeps aloof, When we would bring him on to some confession Of his true state." [Shak.]
  2. Acknowledgment of belief; profession of one's faith."With the mouth confession is made unto salvation." [Rom. x. 10.]
  3. [Eccl] The act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest in order to obtain sacramental absolution."Auricular confession . . . or the private and special confession of sins to a priest for the purpose of obtaining his absolution." [Hallam.]
  4. 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.
  5. [Law] 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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution
  2. A written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party
  3. The document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)
  4. A public declaration of your faith
  5. An admission of misdeeds or faults
Wiktionary

From Old French, from Latin cōnfessiō (“confession, acknowledgment, creed or avowal of one's faith”).

  1. The open admittance of having done something (especially something bad).
    Without the real murderer's , an innocent person will go to jail.
  2. A formal document providing such an admission.
    He forced me to sign a !
  3. (Christianity) The disclosure of one's sins to a priest for absolution. In the Roman Catholic Church, it is now termed the sacrament of reconciliation.
    I went to and now I feel much better about what I had done.
  4. Acknowledgment of belief; profession of one's faith.
  5. A formula 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.

confession was also found in the following language(s): French, Middle English, and Old French

Fun Facts about the name Confession

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Past life for Confession born May 29, 1962

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern New Zealand approximately on 1150. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.