Definitions of confession

  1. an admission of misdeeds or faults
  2. ( Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution
  3. a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party
  4. a document that spells out the belief system of a given church ( especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)
  5. a public declaration of your faith
  6. Acknowledgment; avowal, especially in a matter pertaining to one's self; the admission of a debt, obligation, or crime.
  7. Acknowledgment of belief; profession of one's faith.
  8. The act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest in order to obtain sacramental absolution.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Act of acknowledging or admitting; the act of making known one's sins to a priest; anything acknowledged.
  12. Acknowledgment of a crime or fault: avowal: a statement of ones religious belief: acknowledgment of sin to a priest.
  13. Act of confessing; acknowledgment; avowal.
  14. The act of confessing; avowal; acknowledgment; a creed.
  15. 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.
  16. Anything disclosed or acknowledged.

Usage examples for confession

  1. 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
  2. And made her confession mein Herr. – A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards
  3. That's my other confession my confession to you. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  4. At last he closed the talk with a desperate confession of failure. – Esther by Henry Adams
  5. She had come from her last confession asking herself, " What am I?" – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  6. Art thou content with my confession – Boris Godunov A Drama in Verse by Alexander Pushkin Rendered into English verse by Alfred Hayes
  7. Don't make me go without confession – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
  8. That first night after the confession he slept sound and long. – The Devil's Garden by W. B. Maxwell
  9. But her half confession left no room for remark. – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  10. Sometimes- shall I make the confession pappy? – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  11. I see it all, too plainly;- my Uncle's arrival- Lord Callonby's familiar manner- Jane's own confession – The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. " Mary," he said again, " make your confession quickly. – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  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. " 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
  17. I'm making a confession of it. – Homeburg Memories by George Helgesen Fitch
  18. Was not this confession enough? – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  19. Let me make a confession – Arms and the Woman by Harold MacGrath
  20. She laughed at his confession – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward