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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
Translations of “confession”
in Korean 고백…
in Arabic اعْتِراف…
in Portuguese confissão…
in Catalan confessió…
in Japanese 告白, 自白…
in Italian confessione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 坦白, 供認,招認, 承認…
in Russian признание, исповедь…
in Turkish itiraf, günah çıkarma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 坦白, 供认,招认, 承认…
in Polish przyznanie się, spowiedź…
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