1. [ noun ] (law) an admission of misdeeds or faults
Related terms: admission self-accusation concede
2. [ noun ] (Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution
Related terms: penance shrift Roman_Catholic
3. [ noun ] (writing) a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party
Related terms: document concede
4. [ noun ] (religion) a document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)
Related terms: religious_doctrine augsburg_confession
5. [ noun ] a public declaration of your faith
Related terms: declaration
Similar spelling:   confessional