Origin of confession
OTHER WORDS FROM confessionpre·con·fes·sion, noun
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How to use confession in a sentence
In his court confession, Yin Hongzhang said he mentioned to Yin Weidong in 2002 that he wanted to buy a car, drawing a $15,200 cash gift from the executive.As China nears a coronavirus vaccine, bribery cloud hangs over drugmaker Sinovac|Eva Dou|December 4, 2020|Washington Post
A pattern soon emerged of SARS extorting civilians or detaining and torturing them into giving confessions.The Nigerian Government Has Pledged to #EndSARS and Reform the Police. This Isn't the First Time They've Made That Promise|Andrew R. Chow|October 28, 2020|Time
Don’t lead with the information as if it’s some kind of confession.How do you explain your resume gap in a COVID job market?|Kristine Gill|September 25, 2020|Fortune
A product of the tough-on-crime era of the 1980s and 1990s, she was slow to respond to a stunning series of false confessions and wrongful convictions.As Trump Calls for Law and Order, Can Chicago’s Top Prosecutor Beat the Charge That She’s Soft on Crime?|by Mick Dumke|September 4, 2020|ProPublica
The same day, he also posted a more straightforward confession on his real blog.
Outside of Iran, Rigi's “confession” seemed like another in the long tradition of statements extracted from prisoners there.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the course of his confession, he supplied details that should only have been known to the killer.
His belief that officers really did find his fingerprints at the scene seems to have encouraged his false confession.
And that confession is said by police to have been just the start.Indiana Serial Killer’s Confession Was Just the Start|Michael Daly|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He signed a written confession after an hour and 45 minutes.
It was on an occasion of the death of a man in this city by stabbing, who begged loudly for confession.
They will try to compel you to confession; and, though you are blameless, you will suffer the cruelest ordeal of transgression.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The narrative had excited him out of his apathy and physical exhaustion, the confession shaken the rigidity from his mind.
And the question would always remain if the highest honor would not have commanded confession.
Was it the threat of Tony's near arrival that made her confession—and his dismissal—at last inevitable?The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for confession
Derived forms of confessionconfessionary, adjective
Cultural definitions for confession
In some churches, notably the Roman Catholic Church, a sacrament in which repentant sinners individually or as a group privately confess their sins in front of a priest and receive absolution from the guilt of their sins.
In the first few centuries of Christianity, repentant sinners were assigned public penances: sinners had to stay outside the entrance of the church and ask the people going inside to pray for them. The period of public penance could be shortened through an indulgence.