The professed
Professed Pro*fessed", a. Openly declared, avowed, acknowledged, or claimed; as, a professed foe; a professed tyrant; a professed Christian. [1913 Webster]

{The professed} (R. C. Ch.), a certain class among the Jesuits bound by a special vow. See the note under {Jesuit}. [1913 Webster]


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