• Confession Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) An admission by a party to whom an act is imputed, in relation to such act. A judicial confession settles the issue to which it applies; an extrajudical confession may be explained or rebutted.
  2. (n.) Acknowledgment of belief; profession of ones faith.
  3. (n.) The act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest in order to obtain sacramental absolution.
  4. (n.) Acknowledgment; avowal, especially in a matter pertaining to ones self; the admission of a debt, obligation, or crime.
  5. (n.) A formulary in which the articles of faith are comprised; a creed to be assented to or signed, as a preliminary to admission to membership of a church; a confession of faith.

• Confessionalism Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) An exaggerated estimate of the importance of giving full assent to any particular formula of the Christian faith.