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)

References in classic literature ?
My lord," said the father, "you are not so ill as to make a general confession urgent -- and it will be very fatiguing -- take care.
then--I swear by all I hold sacred that I am telling you the truth--then I wished to develop my soul in this frank and heartfelt confession to you.
As stated in his confession, he worked every detail out theoretically during his imprisonment, and was able, on his release, immediately to embark on his career of vengeance.
A woman would have understood that I shrank from a public confession of my shameful past life.
I may not have strength enough, in the case supposed, to betray you by making a complete confession with my own lips; but I can employ my last breath to speak the half-dozen words which will tell the doctor where he is to look.
I cannot describe the sensation that came upon me: I had not seen it since it unbosomed itself four years before, and now I felt like one to whom a friend has made some sorrowing confession of crime long past, and who has basely deserted him in consequence.
A little less than a hundred years ago, and a little more than six hundred years after the death, the confession of Pervaise was discovered in the secret archives of the Vatican.
The confession (as you call it) which you make in your pretty note, is the very thing that Sir Patrick spoke to me about in the dining-room before I went away.
Can there be any plainer confession that she is Mercy Merrick than the confession she has made?
Fyne's hints that the girl was unbalanced, I added: "Was it an unreserved confession you wrote?
Mrs Partridge was then examined, who, after a modest apology for being obliged to speak the truth against her husband, related all the circumstances with which the reader hath already been acquainted; and at last concluded with her husband's confession of his guilt.
He did not suppose that confession would bring him happiness.
The confession he had promised was the one painful incident of this time.
A confession which means much misery, may sometimes be made in very few words.
Nothing but the saddest of all confessions that a man can make--the confession of his own folly.