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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.

Profession Quotations

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Ronald Reagan

Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
Ronald Reagan

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Ronald Reagan

To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.
Robert Frost

Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.
George Bernard Shaw
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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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