self-confession
noun Date: 1707 open acknowledgment ; avowal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-confession — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : avowal …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-confessed — adjective having openly admitted to being a person with certain characteristics. Derivatives self confessedly adverb self confession noun self confessional adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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 — 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

  • Confession and avoidance — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Confession of faith — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-accusation — index confession, remorse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • self-condemnation — index confession, remorse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • self-con|demned — «SEHLF kuhn DEHMD», adjective. condemned by one s own conscience or confession …   Useful english dictionary

  • CONFESSION — Along with admissions of fact from which any criminal responsibility may be inferred, confessions are not admissible as evidence in criminal or quasi criminal proceedings, for no man may call himself a wrongdoer (Sanh. 9b). This rule against self …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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