Definitions of confession

  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. a 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. Acknowledgment; avowal, especially in a matter pertaining to one's self; the admission of a debt, obligation, or crime.
  6. Acknowledgment of belief; profession of one's faith.
  7. The act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest in order to obtain sacramental absolution.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Act of acknowledging or admitting; the act of making known one's sins to a priest; anything acknowledged.
  11. Acknowledgment of a crime or fault: avowal: a statement of ones religious belief: acknowledgment of sin to a priest.
  12. Act of confessing; acknowledgment; avowal.
  13. The act of confessing; avowal; acknowledgment; a creed.
  14. The acknowledgment of a crime or fault; avowal; profession; the act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest. Confession of faith, a formulary comprising the articles of the creed of a church.
  15. Anything disclosed or acknowledged.

Usage examples for confession

  1. Art thou content with my confession? – Boris Godunov A Drama in Verse by Alexander Pushkin Rendered into English verse by Alfred Hayes
  2. Sometimes- shall I make the confession, pappy? – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  3. No, if you will promise me not to go to confession next Sunday. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  4. At last he closed the talk with a desperate confession of failure. – Esther by Henry Adams
  5. She laughed at his confession. – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. And made her confession, mein Herr. – A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards
  7. Was not this confession enough? – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  8. " The padre says for you to get ready for confession, daughter," said the latter. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  9. She had come from her last confession asking herself, " What am I?" – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  10. Don't make me go without confession. – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
  11. Here is my confession, for I would not lose your esteem nor my own for all the treasures of earth. – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  12. But her half confession left no room for remark. – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  13. That's my other confession- my confession to you. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  14. Just stay here and get that Timms pardon crowd ready to hear the news of Mary's confession and I'll tell you all about it when I've settled with Robert. – The Daredevil by Maria Thompson Daviess
  15. This being so, Mrs. Darrow knew that if she told the truth Barton would refuse to pay for the confession of so mean a purpose. – A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume
  16. Let me make a confession. – Arms and the Woman by Harold MacGrath
  17. I'm making a confession of it. – Homeburg Memories by George Helgesen Fitch