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Webster's Dictionary

Confession

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(1):

(n.) Acknowledgment of belief; profession of one's faith.

(2):

(n.) Acknowledgment; avowal, especially in a matter pertaining to one's self; the admission of a debt, obligation, or crime.

(3):

(n.) 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 faith.

(4):

(n.) 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.

(5):

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

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Confession'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/c/confession.html. 1828.

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