confession

  1. an admission of misdeeds or faults
  2. a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party
  3. (Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution

Confession

A confession is a statement made by a person or a group of person acknowledging some personal fact that the person (or the group) would ostensibly prefer to keep hidden. The term presumes that the speaker is providing information that he believes the other party is not already aware of, and is frequently associated with an admission of a moral or ...
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Confession

(from the article `Bakunin, Mikhail Aleksandrovich`) ...and then transferred to Russia. There, in May 1851, he was back on Russian soil in the Peter-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg. At the invitation of ...
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confession

[n] - an admission of misdeeds or faults 2. [n] - a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party 3. [n] - (Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution
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Confession

• (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. • (n.) Acknowledgment of belief; profession of one`s faith. • (n.) The act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest in order to obtain...
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confession

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

(law) In law, a criminal's admission of guilt. Since false confessions may be elicited by intimidation or ill treatment of the accused, the validity of confession in a court of law varies from one legal system to another. For example, in England and Wales a confession, without confirmatory...
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confession

(religion) In religion, the confession of sins practised in Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and most Far Eastern Christian churches, and since the early 19th century revived in Anglican and Lutheran churches. It is the sacrament of penance (sorrow for sin). Confession to a priest (who in Catholic do...
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Confession

[law] In the law of criminal evidence, a confession is a statement by a suspect in crime which is adverse to that person. Some secondary authorities, such as Black`s Law Dictionary, define a confession in more narrow terms, e.g. as `a statement admitting or acknowledging all facts necessary for conviction of a crime,` which would be distinc...
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Confession

[religion] For the evangelical Protestant movement, see Confessing Movement. For statements of faith, also called Confessions of Faith, see creed. For other uses, see Confess (disambiguation) and Confession (disambiguation). Confession, in many religions, is the acknowledgment of one`s sins (sinfulness) or wrongs. ==Buddhism== Buddhism has ...
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Confession

ConĀ·fes'sion noun [ French confession , Latin confessio .] 1. Acknowledgment; avowal, especially in a matter pertaining to one's self; the admission of a debt, obligation, or crime. « With a crafty madness keeps aloof, When we would bring him on to some confession Of...
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Confession

A sacrament in the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches in which a penitent confesses his or her sins to a priest and is absolved of them. In Roman Catholicism, confession is only one part of the entire sacrament of penance (Smith and Green 1995
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Confession

A statement made by a person accepting that he is guilty and has commited the crime.They are the strongest source of evidence in a case as no person can make a confession against himself under voluntary conditions.It should be written and signed by the proper authority to make it legal.
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Confession

An admission of some fact or circumstance. It is generally applied to the situation where the party who placed a nullifying condition or intention against a marriage admits to having so done. It is called a judicial confession where the admission mentioned is made in the presence of a judge and as part of a formal hearing that takes place after the...
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confession

confession 1. An admission of having done something wrong or embarrassing. 2. In law, a voluntary written or verbal statement admitting the commission of a crime. 3. A profession of emotions or beliefs; such as, love, loyalty, or faith. 4. A formal declaration of sins confidentially to a priest or to God.
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confession

confession, in law, the formal admission of criminal guilt, usually obtained in the course of examination by the police or prosecutor or at trial. For a confession to be admissible as evidence against an accused individual, it generally must have been procured voluntarily after the person was inform...
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confession

in criminal law, a voluntary statement made by a person charged with a crime in which he acknowledges that he is guilty of committing that crime. ... [4 related articles]
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confession

In law, a criminal's admission of guilt. Since false confessions may be elicited by intimidation or ill treatment of the accused, the validity of confession in a court of law varies from one legal...
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confession

in literature, an autobiography, either real or fictitious, in which intimate and hidden details of the subject`s life are revealed. The first ... [4 related articles]
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confession

In religion, the confession of sins practised in Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and most Far Eastern Christian churches, and since the early 19th century revived in Anglican and Lu ...
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confession

in the Judeo-Christian tradition, the acknowledgment of sinfulness in public or private, regarded as necessary to obtain divine forgiveness. The need ... [12 related articles]
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Confession

Part of the sacrament of penance or reconciliation, not a term for the sacrament.
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Confession

part of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, not the term for the sacrament itself.
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Confession

see: Sacrament of Penance
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Confession

The voluntary declaration to another person by someone who has committed a crime or misdemeanor in which he admits agency or participation in the same.
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