profession: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pru-fesh'un), [key]
— n.
  1. a vocation requiring knowledge of some department of learning or science:Cf. the profession of teaching.
  2. any vocation or business.
  3. the body of persons engaged in an occupation or calling: to be respected by the medical profession.
  4. the act of professing; avowal; a declaration, whether true or false: professions of dedication.
  5. the declaration of belief in or acceptance of religion or a faith: the profession of Christianity.
  6. a religion or faith professed.
  7. the declaration made on entering into membership of a church or religious order.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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