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  1. confession

    • IPA[kənˈfɛʃn]

    英式

    • n.
      a formal statement admitting that one is guilty of a crime;an acknowledgement that one has done something about which one is ashamed or embarrassed
    • noun: confession, plural noun: confessions

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    • 1. a formal statement admitting that one is guilty of a crime he signed a confession to both the murders proof of this crime must be established by confession
    • an acknowledgement that one has done something about which one is ashamed or embarrassed by his own confession, he had strayed perilously close to alcoholism
    • a formal admission of one's sins with repentance and desire of absolution, especially privately to a priest as a religious duty she still had not been to confession
    • humorous intimate personal revelations, especially as presented in a sensationalized form in a book, newspaper, or film confessions of a driving instructor
    • 2. a statement setting out essential religious doctrine a Protestant confession of faith
    • the religious body or Church sharing a confession of faith leading figures from every Christian confession
    • a statement of one's principles his words are a political confession of faith
    • ph.
      a statement of the Lutheran position, drawn up mainly by Melanchthon and approved by Luther ...

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      the action or fact of openly admitting to something: there is a new climate of self-confession self-confessions of criminal activity

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      the action or fact of openly admitting to something: there is a new climate of self-confession self-confessions of criminal activity

    Oxford Dictionary

    • ph.
      a statement of the Lutheran position, drawn up mainly by Melanchthon and approved by Luther ...

    Oxford Dictionary

    • ph.
      a Calvinist doctrinal statement which was issued by the synod appointed to reform the English ...

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[kənˈfeSH(ə)n]

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    • n.
      a formal statement admitting that one is guilty of a crime: he signed a confession to the murders

    Oxford American Dictionary