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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

People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

It takes a real man to make a true confession - a Chocolate Soldier will excuse or cloak his sin.
Charles Studd
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Confession Translations

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