HyperDic: confession

English > 5 senses of the word confession:
NOUNcommunicationconfessionan admission of misdeeds or faults
communicationconfessiona written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party
actconfession(Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution
communicationconfessiona public declaration of your faith
communicationconfessionthe document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)
confession > pronunciation
Soundskahnfeh'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > confession: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn admission of misdeeds or faults.
Narrowerself-accusation, self-condemnationAn admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be
BroaderadmissionAn acknowledgment of the truth of something
Spanishconfesión
Verbsconfessconfess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure
confessadmit (to a wrongdoing)
English > confession: 5 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party.
Broaderdocument, written document, paperswriting that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
Spanishconfesión
Catalanconfessió
Verbsconfessconfess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure
confessadmit (to a wrongdoing)
English > confession: 5 senses > noun 3, act
Meaning(Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution.
CategoryRoman Catholic, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church, Church of Rome, Roman ChurchThe Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
NarrowershriftThe act of being shriven
BroaderpenanceA Catholic sacrament
Spanishconfesión, reconciliación
Catalanconfessió
Verbsconfessconfess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith
English > confession: 5 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA public declaration of your faith.
BroaderdeclarationA statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
English > confession: 5 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningThe document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century).
InstancesAugsburg ConfessionThe document drawn up in 1555 to defend the catholicity of Lutheran doctrine and to justify innovations in Lutheran practice
Broaderreligious doctrine, church doctrine, gospel, creedThe written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group

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