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Definition of Profession

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.

Profession Quotations

Every man should make his son or daughter learn some useful trade or profession, so that in these days of changing fortunes of being rich today and poor tomorrow they may have something tangible to fall back upon. This provision might save many persons from misery, who by some unexpected turn of fortune have lost all their means.
P. T. Barnum

I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.
John Wooden

Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.
Pablo Picasso

I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession.
John Steinbeck

In almost every profession - whether it's law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business - people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it.
Hillary Clinton
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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
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