confession

noun
1 admitting guilt
ADJECTIVE
full
public
true

It's difficult to believe it's a true confession after all her lies.

false
alleged
coerced, forced
signed, taped, videotaped (AmE), written
deathbed
VERB + CONFESSION
make
sign, write
get, obtain, secure
coerce, extract, force

He claims his confession was extracted under torture.

retract

She made a false confession during the trial which she later retracted.

exclude (BrE)

The court excluded the confession wrongly obtained by the police.

PREPOSITION
confession by

an alleged confession by the defendant

confession from

a confession from the prisoner

confession of

a true confession of a terrible crime

confession to

a confession to murder

PHRASES
force a confession out of sb, get a confession out of sb

The police forced a confession out of him.

2 to a priest
VERB + CONFESSION
go to

I used to go to confession every Saturday as a child.

hear

The priest heard her confession and granted absolution.

CONFESSION + NOUN
booth (esp. AmE), box
PHRASES
an act of confession

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  • confession — con·fes·sion n 1: an act of confessing 2: an acknowledgment of a fact or allegation as true or proven; esp: a written or oral statement by an accused party acknowledging the party s guilt (as by admitting commission of a crime) compare admission; …   Law dictionary

  • confession — CONFESSION. s. f. Aveu, déclaration que l on fait de quelque chose. Confession sincère, franche, ingénue. Confession forcée, extorquée. Vous demeurez d accord par votre propre confession que.... Désirez vous une plus ample, une plus entière, plus …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • confession — Confession. s. f. v. Aveu, declaration que l on fait de quelque chose. Confession sincere, franche, ingenuë. confession forcée, extorquée. vous demeurez d accord par vostre propre confession. que desirez vous? une plus ample, une plus entiere,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Confession — Con*fes sion, n. [F. confession, L. confessio.] 1. Acknowledgment; avowal, especially in a matter pertaining to one s self; the admission of a debt, obligation, or crime. [1913 Webster] With a crafty madness keeps aloof, When we would bring him… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • confession — Confession, Confessio. Une faulse et fainte confession faite par aucun de soy mesme et d autres, qu il dit estre ses complices, Indicium adumbratum. Lesquelles choses par la confession d un chacun, sont deshonestes, Quae ex confesso sunt turpia.… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Confession — (v. lat. Confessio), 1) (Rechtsw.), Geständniß, s.d.; 2) das Bekenntniß eines Schuldners gegen den Gläubiger vor Gericht od. vor Zeugen, die genannte Summe diesem wirklich schuldig zu sein; 3) Geständniß des sündhaften Zustandes od. einer… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Confession — Confession, Bekenntniß, daher vorzüglich in religiöser Hinsicht, das Glaubensbekenntniß. Man bezeichnet mit diesem Worte gewöhnlich die Urkunde, welche eine religiöse Partei als die Grundlage ihres Glaubens und Lehrens aufstellt, so wie auch… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • confession — late 14c., action of confessing, originally in religion, from O.Fr. confession (10c.), from L. confessionem (nom. confessio) confession, acknowledgement, noun of action from pp. stem of confiteri (see CONFESS (Cf. confess)). In law, from 1570s.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • confession — [kən fesh′ən] n. 1. the act of confessing; acknowledgment; specif., a) an admission of guilt, esp. formally in writing, as by a person charged with a crime b) the confessing of sins to a priest in the sacrament of penance c) a general… …   English World dictionary

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