[ UK /kənfˈɛʃən/ ]
[ US /kənˈfɛʃən/ ]
  1. the document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)
  2. a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party
  3. an admission of misdeeds or faults
  4. (Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution
  5. a public declaration of your faith
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How To Use confession In A Sentence

  • As time passes, around 2,000 women involved have gradually died, with only 30 of them still alive - still anxious about the possible end and that they may never hear the government's true-hearted confession.
  • Open confession is good for the soul. 
  • The supporting stories have a much sharper bite, including a return to his painfully confessional autobiographical style.
  • Lord McLuskey says they manufacture false confessions, plant evidence and commit perjury.
  • Certainly his confessions might still be reliable, along with the confessions of Abu Zubaydah and other confederates being interrogated in secret.
  • Interestingly, some jurists even asserted that judges who rely on a coerced confession in a criminal conviction are to be held liable for the wrongful conviction.
  • As they ran the risk of losing the advantages they had been given if they went back on their previous statements or retracted their confessions, their statements were open to question.
  • It is very obvious if confessions were exerted under torture, then they are null and void.
  • The appellant's whole case on the confessions to the police officers was that he was highly suggestible.
  • We allow our feelings to flow out towards him in adoration, confession, thanksgiving and praise.
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