- the act of confessing; acknowledgment; specif.,
- an admission of guilt, esp. formally in writing, as by a person charged with a crime
- the confessing of sins to a priest in the sacrament of penance
- a general acknowledgment of sin, or a form expressing this used in public worship
- something confessed
- a statement of religious beliefs, esp. as held by a Christian church, usually longer than a creedin full confession of faith
- a church having such a confession: communion
- a statement of religious beliefs, esp. as held by a Christian church, usually longer than a creed
- the tomb or shrine of a martyr or confessor
- [sometimes pl.] a story of or as of one's life experiences, revealing faults and confidential personal details
- When you go to church to see a priest and tell him about your sins, this is an example of a confession.
- When you write out the details of a crime you committed for the police, this is an example of a confession.
- When you share an embarrassing secret with a friend, this is an example of a confession.
The definition of a confession is something you admit to that you are embarrassed to admit, or that you do not often share or tell people.
- The act or process of confessing, as in telling one's life story as a series of failings or tribulations.
- Something confessed, especially a disclosure of one's sins to a priest for absolution.
- Confession In some Christian churches, the sacrament of Penance.
- A statement made acknowledging guilt of an offense.
- An avowal of belief in the doctrines of a particular faith; a creed.
- A church or group of worshipers adhering to a specific creed.
- The open admittance of having done something (especially of something bad).
- Without the real murderer's confession, an innocent person will go to jail.
- (Roman Catholicism) the disclosure of one's sins to a priest for absolution. Now termed the sacrament of reconciliation.
- I went to confession and now I feel much better about what I had done.
- Acknowledgment of belief; profession of one's faith.
- A formula in which the articles of faith are comprised; a creed to be assented to or signed, as a preliminary to admission to membership of a church; a confession of faith.
From Old French, from Latin cōnfessiō (“confession, acknowledgment, creed or avowal of one's faith”).
confession - Legal Definition
An admission that one has committed a crime or any other incriminating statement made by a person.coerced confession
A confession induced by the police or other law enforcement officers’ use of threats or force.involuntary confession
- A confession induced by the police or other law enforcement officers’ use of coercion, deceit, promises, or psychological pressure.
- A confession obtained in violation of the Miranda Rule.
See voluntary confession.voluntary confession
A confession that is not involuntary. Also called an oral confession.
- The confession consisted of forty articles.
- Startled by the confession, Jessi rested her elbows on the table and leaned forward.
- Ready to make his standpoint that of the Church and its baptismal confession of faith.
- Confession of Basel >>
- BOOK OF CONCORD (Liber Concordiae), the collective documents of the Lutheran confession, consisting of the Confessio Augustana, the Apologia Confessionis Augustanae, the Articula Smalcaldici, the Catechismi Major et Minor and the Formula Concordiae.