Definition of CONFESSION

noun : CONFESSION

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party ;

  • 3. (

    ) (Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution ;

  • 5. (

    ) the document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century) ;


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