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Noun: profession  pru'fe-shun
  1. The body of people in a learned occupation
    "the news spread rapidly through the medical profession"
  2. An occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
  3. An open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion
    "a profession of disagreement";
    - professing
  4. Affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith
    "a profession of Christianity"

Derived forms: professions

Type of: affirmation, avouchment, avowal, business, job, line, line of work, occupation, occupational group, vocation

Encyclopedia: Profession, Religious