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

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    Hyponyms: shrift, Augsburg Confession, self-accusation, self-condemnation

     

    Derivational Morphology: confess, concede, profess, squeal, shrive

     

     
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