Synonyms of confession


1. confession, admission

usage: an admission of misdeeds or faults

2. confession, document, written document, papers

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

3. confession, penance

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

4. confession, declaration

usage: a public declaration of your faith

5. confession, religious doctrine, church doctrine, gospel, creed

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

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Definition and meaning of confession (Dictionary)