Meaning of confession

Definition of confession

(noun) an admission of misdeeds or faults
a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party
(Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution
the document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)

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