Profession
Profession Pro*fes"sion, n. [F., fr. L. professio. See {Profess}, v.] 1. The act of professing or claiming; open declaration; public avowal or acknowledgment; as, professions of friendship; a profession of faith. [1913 Webster]

A solemn vow, promise, and profession. --Bk. of Com. Prayer. [1913 Webster]

2. That which one professed; a declaration; an avowal; a claim; as, his professions are insincere. [1913 Webster]

The Indians quickly perceive the coincidence or the contradiction between professions and conduct. --J. Morse. [1913 Webster]

3. That of which one professed knowledge; the occupation, if not mechanical, agricultural, or the like, to which one devotes one's self; the business which one professes to understand, and to follow for subsistence; calling; vocation; employment; as, the profession of arms; the profession of a clergyman, lawyer, or physician; the profession of lecturer on chemistry. [1913 Webster]

Hi tried five or six professions in turn. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Note: The three professions, or learned professions, are, especially, theology, law, and medicine. [1913 Webster]

4. The collective body of persons engaged in a calling; as, the profession distrust him. [1913 Webster]

5. (Eccl. Law.) The act of entering, or becoming a member of, a religious order. [1913 Webster]


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  • profession — Profession. s. f. v. Aveu public. Je fais profession d estre vostre serviteur, j en fais une profession publique. une profession solemnelle. On dit, Faire une profession de foy, pour dire, Faire une declaration publique de sa foy, & des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • Profession — Sf Beruf erw. fach. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. profession, dieses aus l. professio öffentliche Angabe , zu l. profitērī öffentlich angeben zu l. fatērī bekennen und l. prō. Adjektiv: professionell. Professional Berufssportler… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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