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Confession

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Confession

(1) An open profession of faith (Luke 12:8).

2. An acknowledment of sins to God (Leviticus 16:21; Ezra 9:5-15; Daniel 9:3-12), and to a neighbour whom we have wronged (James 5:16; Matthew 18:15).


Naves Topical Index
Confession

Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Confession

CONFES'SION, noun

1. The acknowledgment of a crime, fault or something to one's disadvantage; open declaration of guilt, failure, debt, accusation, etc.

With the mouth confession is made to salvation. Romans 10:10.

2. Avowal; the act of acknowledging; profession.

Who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession 1 Timothy 6:13.

3. The act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest; the disburdening of the conscience privately to a confessor; sometimes called auricular confession

4. A formulary in which the articles of faith are comprised; a creed to be assented to or signed, as a preliminary to admission into a church.

5. The acknowledgment of a debt by a debtor before a justice of the peace, etc., on which judgment is entered and execution issued.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Confessional

CONFES'SIONAL, noun The seat where a priest or confessor sits to hear confessions; a confession-chair.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Confessionary

CONFES'SIONARY, noun A confession-chair, as above.

CONFES'SIONARY, adjective Pertaining to auricular confession.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Confessionist

CONFES'SIONIST, noun One who makes a profession of faith.