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Definition of Profession


  1. The act of professing or claiming; open declaration; public avowal or acknowledgment; as, professions of friendship; a profession of faith.
  2. That which one professed; a declaration; an avowal; a claim; as, his professions are insincere.
  3. 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.
  4. The collective body of persons engaged in a calling; as, the profession distrust him.
  5. The act of entering, or becoming a member of, a religious order.
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Profession Translations

profession in Afrikaans is beroep
profession in Danish is stilling
profession in Dutch is beroep, broodwinning, bedrijf
profession in Finnish is ammatti
profession in French is profession
profession in German is Beruf
profession in Norwegian is yrke