confession

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  • noun

Synonyms for confession

Synonyms for confession

the act of admitting to something

a system of religious belief

Words related to confession

an admission of misdeeds or faults

a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party

(Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution

a public declaration of your faith

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the document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)

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com/ a world leader in luxury gourmet chocolate and chocolate confessionary products.
Moving between a "the accused speaks" model and evidentiary realism--suggested by the law--and a transcendent wholism that provides an omniscient eye--suggested by Scripture--the novel defines for itself an arena in which it must negotiate too loose and too strict an adherence to fact, relying on the mystery of fiction and its natural confessionary attributes.
Since the article refers to "confessions of guilt," the word "valid" would apply only to the evidentiary value of confessionary statements and not to other evidence stemming from the confession.