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confession Explained

confession at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


confession at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

1 [C] a statement that you have done something wrong, illegal, or embarrassing, especially a formal statement: --Sanchez's confession was read out to the court.// confession of// --a confession of adultery// --At 3 a.m. Higgins broke down and made a full confession .// --I have a confession - I like Britney Spears' music.//
2 [U and C] when you tell a priest or God about the bad things that you have done: --You must go to confession .// --a priest who hears confession //
3 [C] formal a statement of what your religious beliefs are: confession of// --a confession of faith //

confession at French => English Of Explained:


confession at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In the Judeo-Christian tradition, acknowledgment of sinfulness, in public or private, regarded as necessary for divine forgiveness. In the Temple period, Yom Kippur included a collective expression of sinfulness, and the day continues in Judaism as one of prayer, fasting, and confession. The early Christian Church followed John the Baptist's practice of confession before baptism, but soon instituted confession and penance for the forgiveness of sins committed after baptism. The fourth Lateran Council (1215) required annual confession. The Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches consider penance a sacrament, but most Protestant churches do not.

confession at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

69 Moby Thesaurus words for "confession":
abject apology, acceptance, acknowledgment, adherents, admission,
agape, allowance, apology, appreciation, asperges, aspersion,
auricular confession, avowal, bar mitzvah, bas mitzvah,
breast-beating, by-line, celebration, church, circumcision,
citation, class, communion, concession, confession of faith,
confirmation, contrition, credit line, declaration,
declaration of faith, denomination, disciples, excuse, faith,
followers, high celebration, incense, invocation,
invocation of saints, ism, kiss of peace, lesser litany, litany,
love feast, lustration, mea culpa, order, owning, owning up, pax,
penitence, persuasion, processional, profession,
reciting the rosary, recognition, reference, regrets,
rite of confession, school, sect, shrift, signature,
telling of beads, the confessional, the confessionary, trademark,
tribute, unbosoming

confession at French => English Of Explained:

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confession at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

sample:[ข้อมูลเข้าของตัวสร้างภาษาคือรูปแทนภาษากลาง]N. exception

Confession at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

low, enjoin, ban, outlaw, taboo, proscribe, bar, hinder, withhold, limit, restrict, interdict, proscribe, exclude.

[N] (Prohibition): prohibition, veto, interdiction, injunction, estoppel , emb

confession at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [C, U] a statement that a person makes, admitting that they are guilty of a crime; the act of making such a statement:
After hours of questioning by police, she made a full confession. * His confession was extracted under torture.
2 [C, U] a statement admitting sth that you are ashamed or embarrassed about; the act of making such a statement:
I've a confession to make-I lied about my age.
3 [U, C] (especially in the Roman Catholic Church) a private statement to a priest about the bad things that you have done:
to go to confession * to hear sb's confession
4 [C] (formal) a statement of your religious beliefs, principles, etc:
a confession of faith

CONFESSION at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

4 to lose control of your feelings and start crying:
He broke down and wept when he heard the news.
5 to divide into parts to be analysed:
Expenditure on the project breaks down as follows: wages $10m, plant $4m, raw materials $5m.
break sth<->down
1 to make sth fall down, open, etc. by hitting it hard:
Firefighters had to break the door down to reach the people trapped inside.
2 to destroy sth or make it disappear, especially a particular feeling or attitude that sb has:
to break down resistance / opposition * to break down sb's reserve / shyness * Attempts must be made to break down the barriers of fear and hostility which divide the two communities.
3 to divide sth into parts in order to analyse it or make it easier to do:
Break your expenditure down into bills, food and other. * Each lesson is broken down into several units.
related noun BREAKDOWN
4 to make a substance separate into parts or change into a different form in a chemical process:
Sugar and starch are broken down in the stomach.
related noun BREAKDOWN
break for sth to suddenly run towards sth when you are trying to escape:
She had to hold him back as he tried to break for the door.
break in to enter a building by force:
Burglars had broken in while we were away.
related noun BREAK-IN
break sb/sth in
1 to train sb/sth in sth new that they must do:
to break in new recruits * The young horse was not yet broken in (= trained to carry a rider).
2 to wear sth, especially new shoes, until they become comfortable
break in (on sth) to interrupt or disturb sth:
She longed to break in on their conversation but didn't want to appear rude. * [+ speech] 'I didn't do it!' she broke in.
break into sth
1 to enter a building by force; to open a car, etc. by force:
We had our car broken into last week.
related noun BREAK-IN
2 to begin laughing, singing, etc. suddenly:
As the President's car drew up, the crowd broke into loud applause.
3 to suddenly start running; to start running faster than before:
He broke into a run when he saw the police. * Her horse broke into a trot.
4 (BrE) to use a BANKNOTE of high value to buy sth that costs less:
I had to break into a 」20 to pay the bus fare.
5 to open and use sth that has been kept for an emergency:
They had to break into the emergency food supplies.
6 to be successful when you get involved in sth:
The company is having difficulty breaking into new markets.
break off
1 to become separated from sth as a result of force:
The back section of the plane had broken off.
2 to stop speaking or stop doing sth for a time:
He broke off in the middle of a sentence.
break sth<->off
1 to separate sth, using force:
She broke off a piece of chocolate and gave it to me.
2 to end sth suddenly:
Britain threatened to break off diplomatic relations. * They've broken off their engagement.
break out (of war, fighting or other unpleasant events) to start suddenly:
They had escaped to America shortly before war broke out in 1939. * Fighting had broken out between rival groups of fans. * Fire broke out during the night.
related noun OUTBREAK
break out (of sth) to escape from a place or situation:
Several prisoners broke out of the jail. * She needed to break out of her daily routine and do something exciting.
related noun BREAKOUT
break out in sth to suddenly become covered in sth:
Her face broke out in a rash. * He broke out in a cold sweat (= for example, through fear).
break through to make new and important discoveries:
Scientists think they are beginning to break through in the fight against cancer.
related noun BREAKTHROUGH
break through | break through sth
1 to make a way through sth using force:
Demonstrators broke through the police cordon. * There was a police cordon around the site but the demonstrators still broke through.
2 (of the sun or moon) to appear from behind clouds:
The sun broke through at last in the afternoon. * At last the moon broke through the clouds and they could see their

Confession at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Confession \Con*fes"sion\, n. [F. confession, L. confessio.]
1. Acknowledgment; avowal, especially in a matter pertaining
to one's self; the admission of a debt, obligation, or

With a crafty madness keeps aloof, When we would
bring him on to some confession Of his true state.

2. Acknowledgment of belief; profession of one's faith.

With the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
--Rom. x. 10.

3. (Eccl.) The act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest
in order to obtain sacramental absolution.

Auricular confession . . . or the private and
special confession of sins to a priest for the
purpose of obtaining his absolution. --Hallam.

4. A formulary 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

5. (Law) An admission by a party to whom an act is imputed,
in relation to such act. A judicial confession settles the
issue to which it applies; an extrajudical confession may
be explained or rebutted. --Wharton.

{Confession and avoidance} (Law), a mode of pleading in which
the party confesses the facts as stated by his adversary,
but alleges some new matter by way of avoiding the legal
effect claimed for them. --Mozley & W.

{Confession of faith}, a formulary containing the articles of
faith; a creed.

{General confession}, the confession of sins made by a number
of persons in common, as in public prayer.

{Westminster Confession}. See {Westminster Assembly}, under

confession at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: an admission of misdeeds or faults
2: a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by
the guilty party
3: (Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his
sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in
the hope of absolution
4: a public declaration of your faith
5: a document that spells out the belief system of a given
church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th

confession at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » confessio|cōnfessiō|confession, acknowledgment, creed or avowal of one's faith|lang=la.


* Inter: IPA » /kənˈfɛʃən/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /k@n"fES@n/
  • Inter: audio » En-us-confession.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: wikipedi » a

  • Inter: en-nou » n
  • The open admittance of having done something (especially of something bad).
    1. : Without the real murderers confession, an innocent person will go to jail.''
    2. Inter: Roman Catholicis » m the disclosure of one's sins to a priest for absolution. Now termed the sacrament of reconciliation.
    3. : I went to confession and now I feel much better about what I had done.
    4. Inter: RQ:Shakespeare Romeo » III (First Folio ed.)
    5. : Hauing diſpleaſ'd my Father, to Lawrence Cell, / To make confeſſion, and to be abſolu'd.

      Derived terms

      * confessional

  • nonconfession

    Related terms

    * confess


    Inter: trans-top » Open admittance of having done something
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|إقرار|m|tr='iqraar, Inter: t- » ar|اعتراف|m|tr=i`tiraaf
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|признание|n
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|自白|tr=zìbái|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|承認|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|承认|tr=chéngrèn|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|自供狀|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|自供状|tr=zìgòngzhuàng|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|自供|tr=zìgòng|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|vyznání|n, Inter: t- » cs|přiznání|n
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|bekentenis|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|konfeso
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tunnustus
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|confession|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Bekenntnis|n, Inter: t- » de|Eingeständnis|n, Inter: t+ » de|Geständnis|n

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|וידוי|m|tr=vidúi
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|vallomás
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|confessione|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|白状|tr=はくじょう, hakujō, Inter: t+ » ja|自白|tr=じはく, jihaku, Inter: t- » ja|告白|tr=こくはく, kokuhaku, Inter: t- » ja|自供|tr=じきょう, jikyō
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|wyznanie|n
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|confesiune|f, Inter: t- » ro|mărturisire|f, Inter: t+ » ro|recunoaștere|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|признание|n|tr=priznánije
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|confesión|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|bekännelse|c, Inter: t+ » sv|erkännande|n, Inter: t+ » sv|medgivande|n

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Disclosure of one's sins to a priest
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|إقرار|m|tr='iqraar, Inter: t- » ar|اعتراف|m|tr=i`tiraaf
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|изповед|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|自白|tr=zìbái|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|懺悔|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|忏悔|tr=chànhuǐ|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|自供|tr=zìgòng|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|zpověď|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|biecht
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|synnintunnustus, Inter: t+ » fi|rippi
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|confession|f
    • : Old French: Inter: tø » fro|confession|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Beichte|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|וידוי|m|tr=vidúi
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|confessione|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|懺悔|tr=ざんげ, zange, Inter: t- » ja|告解|tr=こっかい, kokkai
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|spowiedź|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|confesiune|f, Inter: t- » ro|mărturisire|f, Inter: t+ » ro|spovedire|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|исповедь|f|tr=íspoved'
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: qualifier » with article Inter: t- » gd|èisteachd|f
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|исповед|f|tr=íspoved, Inter: t- » sh|исповест|f|tr=íspovest
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|confesión|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|bikt|c
  • West Frisian: Inter: t- » fy|bycht

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Law -



    From Inter: etyl » la|fr Inter: term » confessio|cōnfessiō|confession, acknowledgment, creed or avowal of one's faith|lang=la.


    * Inter: audio » Fr-confession.ogg|Audio


    Inter: fr-noun » f
  • confession (admittance of having done something, good, bad or neutral)
    1. Inter: l » en|confession (the disclosure of one's sins to a priest for absolution)
    2. creed (a declaration of one's religious faith)

    Middle English


    Inter: etyl » fro|enm Inter: term » confession|lang=fro


    Inter: enm-nou » n
  • confession

  • Old French


    From Inter: etyl » la|fro


    Inter: fro-noun » f
  • Inter: l » en|confession (the disclosure of one's sins to a clergyman for absolution)

  • Translation: et » confession
    Translation: el » confession
    Translation: es » confession
    Translation: eo » confession
    Translation: fr » confession
    Translation: ko » confession
    Translation: io » confession
    Translation: id » confession
    Translation: it » confession
    Translation: kn » confession
    Translation: lt » confession
    Translation: li » confession
    Translation: hu » confession
    Translation: mg » confession
    Translation: ml » confession
    Translation: my » confession
    Translation: nl » confession
    Translation: ja » confession
    Translation: km » confession
    Translation: pl » confession
    Translation: ro » confession
    Translation: ru » confession
    Translation: sm » confession
    Translation: fi » confession
    Translation: ta » confession
    Translation: te » confession
    Translation: tr » confession
    Translation: vi » confession
    Translation: zh » confession