Definitions of profession

  1. an occupation requiring special education ( especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
  2. affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith; " a profession of Christianity"
  3. The act of professing or claiming; open declaration; public avowal or acknowledgment; as, professions of friendship; a profession of faith.
  4. That which one professed; a declaration; an avowal; a claim; as, his professions are insincere.
  5. That of which one professed knowledge; the occupation, if not mechanical, agricultural, or the like, to which one devotes one's self; the business which one professes to understand, and to follow for subsistence; calling; vocation; employment; as, the profession of arms; the profession of a clergyman, lawyer, or physician; the profession of lecturer on chemistry.
  6. The collective body of persons engaged in a calling; as, the profession distrust him.
  7. The act of declaring; an open declaration; religious faith; a pretense; calling or vocation, especially one that requires learning; as, the profession of medicine; all the persons engaged in any one calling.
  8. Act of professing; declaration; employment; body of persons engaged in any profession.
  9. Professional.
  10. An occupation that involves a liberal education. and mental rather than manual labor.
  11. The act of professing, or that which is professed.
  12. Open declaration of one's sentiments or belief; open declaration; a vocation, occupation, or calling, such as implies a measure of learning; the collective body of persons engaged in a profession; entrance under a sacred vow into a religious order.
  13. Open declaration of belief, or one's sentiments; public avowal; any business or calling engaged in for subsistence, not being mechanical, in trade or in agriculture, and the like- opposed to a trade; the collective body of persons engaged in a particular profession, as in law or medicine; in R. Cath. Ch., formal entrance into a religious order.