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Another word for confession

  1. The act of admitting to something

  2. A system of religious belief

      1. A religious body, especially one that has separated from a larger denomination.
      2. Any group of people having a common leadership, set of opinions, philosophical doctrine, political principles, etc., specif. a faction of a larger group
      3. A religious body or denomination, esp. a small group that has broken away from an established church
      1. A cause, principle, or activity pursued with zeal or conscientious devotion:
      2. Any specific system of belief and worship, often involving a code of ethics and a philosophy
      3. The belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers, regarded as creating and governing the universe:
      1. A party, faction, or group holding to a particular set of ideas or beliefs.
      2. A body of religious beliefs; a religion:
      3. A person's particular religion
      1. Unquestioning belief in God, religious tenets, etc.
      2. A set of religious doctrines; a body of dogma:
      3. A religion or a system of religious beliefs
      1. A large group of religious congregations united under a common faith and name, usually organized under a single administrative and legal hierarchy.
      2. One of a series of kinds, values, or sizes, as in a system of currency or weights:
      3. A particular religious body, with a specific name, organization, etc.
      1. A system of belief, principles, or opinions:
      2. A specific statement of this kind, accepted by a church
      3. A brief statement of religious belief; confession of faith
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Another word for confession

  1. The act of confessing

  2. That which has been confessed

      1. A professing, or declaring; avowal, whether true or pretended
      2. An occupation, such as law, medicine, or engineering, that requires considerable training and specialized study.
      3. The act or ceremony of taking vows on formally entering a religious order
      1. A thing disclosed; revelation
      2. Something uncovered; a revelation.
      3. The act or process of revealing or uncovering.
      1. An abstract of a commercial or financial account showing an amount due; a bill.
      2. The thing stated; account, declaration, assertion, etc.
      3. A formal oral or written declaration, especially with regard to facts or claims:
  3. A sacrament

      1. The act or process of repenting.
      2. A repenting or being penitent; feeling of sorrow, etc., esp. for wrongdoing; compunction; contrition; remorse
      3. Remorse or contrition for past conduct or sin.
      1. Remorse for having done wrong
      2. (Theol.) Sorrow for having offended God
      3. Sincere remorse for wrongdoing; repentance.
      1. The act of absolving or the state of being absolved.
      2. Remission (of sin or penalty for it); specif., in some churches, remission given by a priest in the sacrament of penance
      3. The formal remission of sin imparted by a priest, as in the sacrament of penance.
      1. An act of self-mortification or devotion performed voluntarily to show sorrow for a sin or other wrongdoing.
      2. A sacrament in some Christian churches that includes contrition, confession to a priest, acceptance of punishment, and absolution.
      3. (R.C.Ch., Eastern Orthodox Ch.) A sacrament involving the confession of sin, repentance, and acceptance of the satisfaction imposed, followed by absolution by a priest