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Definition 1: (Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution - [noun denoting act]

(confession is a kind of ...) a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and atonement and absolution

(... is a kind of confession ) the act of being shriven

(confession belongs to category ...) the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy

Definition 2: an admission of misdeeds or faults - [noun denoting communication]

(confession is a kind of ...) an acknowledgment of the truth of something

(... is a kind of confession ) an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be

Definition 3: a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party - [noun denoting communication]

(confession is a kind of ...) writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)

Definition 4: a public declaration of your faith - [noun denoting communication]

(confession is a kind of ...) a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)

Definition 5: the document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century) - [noun denoting communication]

(confession is a kind of ...) the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group

(... is an instance of confession) the document drawn up in 1555 to defend the catholicity of Lutheran doctrine and to justify innovations in Lutheran practice; is still in effect today

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