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English definition of “confession”

confession

noun [C, U]     /kənˈfeʃən/
ADMIT YOU ARE GUILTY B2 a statement in which you admit that you have done something wrong or illegal: He has made a full confession to the police.Admitting and confessingGuilty
RELIGION an occasion when someone tells a priest all the wrong things they have done: to go to confessionAdmitting and confessingSinReligious practices
(Definition of confession noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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