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Definition of Confession

Confession

  1. Acknowledgment; avowal, especially in a matter pertaining to one's self; the admission of a debt, obligation, or crime.
  2. Acknowledgment of belief; profession of one's faith.
  3. The act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest in order to obtain sacramental absolution.
  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. 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.

Confession Quotations

Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.
Dorothy Dix

As we were baptized, so we profess our belief. As we profess our belief, so also we offer praise. As then baptism has been given us by the Savior, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, so, in accordance with our baptism, we make the confession of the creed, and our doxology in accordance with our creed.
Saint Basil

Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.
Mahatma Gandhi

Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.
Karl Marx

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
Albert Camus
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Confession Translations

confession in French is confesse, confession
confession in Italian is confessione
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