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con·fes·sion

 (kən-fĕsh′ən)
n.
1. The act or process of confessing, as in telling one's life story as a series of failings or tribulations.
2. Something confessed, especially a disclosure of one's sins to a priest for absolution.
3. Confession In some Christian churches, the sacrament of Penance.
4. A statement made acknowledging guilt of an offense.
5. An avowal of belief in the doctrines of a particular faith; a creed.
6. A church or group of worshipers adhering to a specific creed.
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confession

(kənˈfɛʃən)
n
1. the act of confessing
2. something confessed
3. an acknowledgment or declaration, esp of one's faults, misdeeds, or crimes
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity chiefly RC Church the act of a penitent accusing himself or herself of his or her sins
5. (Ecclesiastical Terms) confession of faith a formal public avowal of religious beliefs
6. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a religious denomination or sect united by a common system of beliefs
conˈfessionary adj
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con•fes•sion

(kənˈfɛʃ ən)

n.
1. acknowledgment; avowal; admission.
2. acknowledgment or disclosure of sin, esp. to a priest to obtain absolution.
3. something that is confessed.
4. a formal, usu. written acknowledgment of guilt by a person accused of a crime.
5. a formal profession of religious belief.
6. an organized religious group sharing the same beliefs and doctrines.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin]
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Confession

 a religious group; a body or church united by a particular confession of faith. See also communion, congregation.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confession - an admission of misdeeds or faultsconfession - an admission of misdeeds or faults  
admission - an acknowledgment of the truth of something
self-accusation, self-condemnation - an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be
2.confession - a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party
document, papers, written document - writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
3.confession - (Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution
penance - a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and atonement and absolution
shrift - the act of being shriven
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
4.confession - a public declaration of your faith
declaration - a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
5.confession - the document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)
church doctrine, religious doctrine, creed, gospel - the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
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confession

noun admission, revelation, disclosure, acknowledgment, avowal, divulgence, exposure, unbosoming His confession was extracted under duress
Proverbs
"Confession is good for the soul"
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confession

noun
1. The act of admitting to something:
2. A system of religious belief:
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Translations
إعْتِراف للكاهِنإِقْراراعْتِراف، إِقْرار
přiznánízpověďdoznání
tilståelseskrifte
tunnustus
priznanje
gyónásvallomás
játningskriftir, skriftamál
自白
고백
spoveď
priznanje
bekännelse
คำสารภาพ
itirafgünah çıkarma
sự thú nhận

confession

[kənˈfeʃən] N
1. (= act, document) → confesión f
to make a confessionconfesar, hacer una confesión
to make a full confessionconfesarlo todo, confesar de plano
2. (Rel) to go to confessionconfesarse
to hear sb's confessionconfesar a algn
confession of faithprofesión f de fe
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confession

[kənˈfɛʃən] n
[crime, murder] → aveu m
(RELIGION)confession f
to go to confession → aller se confesser
to make a confession → faire une confession
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confession

n
(= admission)Eingeständnis nt; (of guilt, crime etc)Geständnis nt; on his own confessionlaut eigener Aussage; to make a full confession of something to somebody (Jur also) → jdm ein volles Geständnis einer Sache (gen)ablegen; I have a confession to makeich muss dir etwas beichten (inf)or gestehen; (Jur) → ich möchte ein Geständnis ablegen; “confessions of a … ”Bekenntnisse eines/einer …“; confession magazineZeitschrift fmit Geschichten, die das Leben schrieb
(Eccl: of sins) → Beichte f, → (Schuld- or Sünden)bekenntnis nt; general confessionallgemeines Sündenbekenntnis; confession of faithGlaubensbekenntnis nt; to make one’s confessionseine Sünden bekennen; to hear confession(die) Beichte hören
(= faith)(Glaubens)bekenntnis nt, → Konfession f; what confession are you?welche Konfession or Glaubenszugehörigkeit haben Sie?
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confession

[kənˈfɛʃn] nconfessione f
to go to confession → andare a confessarsi
to make one's confession → confessarsi
to hear sb's confession → ascoltare la confessione di qn
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confess

(kənˈfes) verb
to make known that one is guilty, wrong etc; to admit. He confessed (to the crime); He confessed that he had broken the vase; It was stupid of me, I confess.
conˈfession (-ʃən) noun
1. acknowledgment of a crime or fault. The youth made a confession to the police officer.
2. (an) act of confessing one's sins to a priest. She went to confession every Friday.
conˈfessional (-ʃə-) noun
the seat etc where a priest sits when hearing confessions.
conˈfessor noun
a priest who hears confessions.
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confession

إِقْرار přiznání tilståelse Geständnis ομολογία confesión tunnustus confession priznanje confessione 自白 고백 bekentenis tilståelse wyznanie confissão признание bekännelse คำสารภาพ itiraf sự thú nhận 供认
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Canon law lists the precepts of life as a faithful Catholic, including honoring the Lord's Day and holy days of obligation, participating in the sacrament of reconciliation at least once every year, receiving the Eucharist during the Easter season, fasting on Good Friday and Ash Wednesday, and supporting the material needs of the church.
20 that year, Pontikes tells Rossi she needs to make a "proper confession" and he replies: "I would be most happy to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation with you, if you would like." In exchanges later that day, he asks her to propose a day and they settle on Friday, Dec.
The sacrament of reconciliation was not encouraged, and sin was often removed from the vocabulary of priests.
Madala ba 'yan ngforgiveness?" He made fun of the sacrament of reconciliation, saying that with the number of sins he commits, he would have to go to confession every day: "Kaya ako hindi nagsisimba.
The goal is to make the Sacrament of Reconciliation more accessible, especially for people who have been away or hesitant about confession for months or years.
The Rt Rev John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley said: "The Mercy Bus works because so many lay men and women reach out to shoppers in the environment of the bus and invite them to go in to chat with the priests inside or receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. "So the Mercy Bus is a sign of the essence of the Church where lay faithful go out to their peers to welcome into the pastoral care of priests who teach and heal."
Herbert Camacho assisted in giving the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Second step, to let him receive the mercy of God in the sacrament of reconciliation. Once that is done, all the others will follow from there.'
Diocese of Worcester has asked that the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) be offered by its parishes from 7-8 p.m.
He covers the religio-socio and anthropological structure of the Igbo, the meaning of sin in Catholic theology, and the theological evaluation of the relationship between the Oriko concept and the sacrament of reconciliation. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
(68.) The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University reports the following from its 2008 scientific survey: "Three-quarters of Catholics report that they never participate in the sacrament of Reconciliation or that they do so less than once a year" (emphasis original).
Bergen proposes that the sacrament of penance (which he renames the "sacrament of reconciliation"), drawn from the Catholic tradition, holds promise for the achievement of forgiveness, especially where social groups are seeking the repair of broken relationships.