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Synonyms for confession

Synonyms for confession

the act of admitting to something

a system of religious belief

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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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Some of these franchises and confessionary shops were penalised but this is not sufficient.
Meantime, state witness, former director-general health Dr Rasheed Jumma, did not make it to the court to get his confessionary statement registered.
Furthermore, through the confessionary trope of these "documentary" programs, it is my argument that these spectacles act against the paradox of highly-visible invisibility in that they coerce incarcerated bodies into confessing to the moral failings which rendered them invisible in the first place.
Confessionary statements may be made only in court and in presence of attorney.
The author's confessionary tone also advances the blind/sighted distinction.
46) Salter delineates an "embedded confessionary complex" faced by the citizen at the border which, rather than viewed as a "simple line indicating the limits of sovereign jurisdiction," is defined as "performative.
Lettre morte is a confessionary novel, and the more extensive the confession, the greater the purgation of filial guilt.
In his incisive analysis of global visa regimes, Mark Salter underlines the need to supplement Agamben's notion of exception-to-the-rule with Foucault's confessionary complex in order to recover the agency of the subject who enters a national territory.