WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
con•fes•sion /kənˈfɛʃən/USA pronunciation n. 
  1. [uncountable] an act of confessing:Confession is good for the soul.
  2. Religion[countable] something confessed:the candidate's confessions of wrongdoing.
  3. [countable] a formal acknowledgment of guilt by a person accused of a crime:He signed his confession and they took him off to the cell.
See -fess-.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

confession /kənˈfɛʃən/ n
  1. the act of confessing
  2. something confessed
  3. an acknowledgment or declaration, esp of one's faults, misdeeds, or crimes
  4. chiefly the act of a penitent accusing himself or herself of his or her sins
  5. confession of faitha formal public avowal of religious beliefs
  6. a religious denomination or sect united by a common system of beliefs

conˈfessionary adj

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