Profession meaning

prə-fĕshən
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The definition of a profession is a job, or what you do for a living.

A lawyer is an example of a profession.

When you work as a teacher, this is an example of a situation where education is your profession.

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A faith or belief.

Believers of various professions.

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An avowal of faith or belief.
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Profession means a declaration.

Tellling someone you did something wrong is an example of a profession of guilt.

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A professing, or declaring; avowal, whether true or pretended.

A profession of sympathy.

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The practitioners of such an occupation collectively.

His conduct is against the established practices of the legal profession.

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An act or instance of professing; a declaration.
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The act or ceremony of taking vows on formally entering a religious order.
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A declaration of belief, faith or of one's opinion.

Despite his continued professions of innocence, the court eventually sentenced him to five years.

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An occupation, trade, craft, or activity in which one has a professed expertise in a particular area; a job, especially one requiring a high level of skill or training.

My father was a barrister by profession.

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A promise or vow made on entering a religious order.

She died only a few years after her profession.

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the oldest profession
  • Prostitution.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the oldest profession

Origin of profession

  • From Anglo-Norman professioun, Old French profession (“declaration of faith, religious vows, occupation"), from Latin professiō (“avowal, public declaration"), from the participle stem of profitÄ“rÄ« (“to profess").

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