Activity pursued as a livelihood
A skilled or learned occupation
He was educated for the profession of law and practised as avocat.
His parents meant him for the military profession, but his bent being for study he was allowed to enter the university of Paris.
In 1806 he became a medical practitioner in partnership with James Gregory, but, though successful in his profession, preferred literature and philosophy.
His further pursuit of the legal profession seemed to be out of the question, and on his return to Boston he remained quietly at home.
The Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion constitute Hume's formal profession of religious faith.