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Noun: confession  kun'fe-shun
  1. An admission of misdeeds or faults
  2. A written document acknowledging an offence and signed by the guilty party
  3. (Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution
  4. A public declaration of your faith
  5. The document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)

Derived forms: confessions

Type of: admission, church doctrine, creed, declaration, document, gospel, papers, penance, religious doctrine, written document

Encyclopedia: Confession, Sacrament of