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Confession vs. Confessor

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Confessionnoun

The open admittance of having done something (especially something bad).

‘Without the real murderer's confession, an innocent person will go to jail.’;

Confessornoun

One who confesses faith in Christianity in the face of persecution, but who is not martyred.

Confessionnoun

A formal document providing such an admission.

‘He forced me to sign a confession!’;

Confessornoun

One who confesses to having done something wrong.

Confessionnoun

(Christianity) The disclosure of one's sins to a priest for absolution. In the Roman Catholic Church, it is now termed the sacrament of reconciliation.

‘I went to confession and now I feel much better about what I had done.’;

Confessornoun

(Roman Catholicism) A priest who hears confession and then gives absolution

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Confessionnoun

Acknowledgment of belief; profession of one's faith.

Confessornoun

One who confesses; one who acknowledges a fault, or the truth of a charge, at the risk of suffering; specifically, one who confesses himself a follower of Christ and endures persecution for his faith.

‘He who dies for religion is a martyr; he who suffers for it is a confessor.’; ‘Our religion which hath been sealed with the blood of so many martyrs and confessors.’;

Confessionnoun

A formula in which the articles of faith are comprised; a creed to be assented to or signed, as a preliminary to admission to membership of a church; a confession of faith.

Confessornoun

A priest who hears the confessions of others and is authorized to grant them absolution.

Confessionnoun

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 confessionOf his true state.’;

Confessornoun

a priest who hears confession and gives absolution

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Confessionnoun

Acknowledgment of belief; profession of one's faith.

‘With the mouth confession is made unto salvation.’;

Confessornoun

someone who confesses (discloses information damaging to themselves)

Confessionnoun

The act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest in order to obtain sacramental absolution.

‘Auricular confession . . . or the private and special confession of sins to a priest for the purpose of obtaining his absolution.’;

Confessor

Confessor is a title used within Christianity in several ways.

Confessionnoun

A formulary in which the articles of faith are comprised; a creed to be assented to or signed, as a preliminary to admission to membership of a church; a confession of faith.

Confessionnoun

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.

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Confessionnoun

an admission of misdeeds or faults

Confessionnoun

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

Confessionnoun

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

Confessionnoun

a public declaration of your faith

Confessionnoun

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

Confession

A confession is a statement – made by a person or by a group of persons – 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 legal wrong: In one sense it is the acknowledgment of having done something wrong, whether on purpose or not.

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