Origin of profession
Examples from the Web for profession
Who will want to enter this profession for a poverty wage and little or no paid time off?
The ones who could handle her profession stuck around for many years.
This is one of the most subtle and touching aspects of the profession.
I was impressed by how many young and old people are in the profession.
He has given that profession a swagger that, let's face it, few other professions have.
As a military man he is said to be well informed, and to understand well the principles of his profession.The Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Volume I (of 2)|Hazard Stevens
The rewards of the profession are not in money and leisure merely.The Canadian Girl at Work|Marjory MacMurchy
The eldest son is named Herv, in memory of his mother's father, and he follows his father Christian's profession of printer.
We call him Tim behind his back because we like him and Padre to his face because some respect is due to his profession.Our Casualty And Other Stories|James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
He was a strong, robust man in the prime of life, with a profession and hosts of acquaintances to help on his interests.Southern Hearts|Florence Hull Winterburn
British Dictionary definitions for profession
- Also called: profession of faith a declaration of faith in a religion, esp as made on entering the Church of that religion or an order belonging to it
- the faith or the religion that is the subject of such a declaration
Word Origin for profession
Word Origin and History for profession
c.1200, "vows taken upon entering a religious order," from Old French profession (12c.), from Latin professionem (nominative professio) "public declaration," from past participle stem of profiteri "declare openly" (see profess). Meaning "any solemn declaration" is from mid-14c. Meaning "occupation one professes to be skilled in" is from early 15c.; meaning "body of persons engaged in some occupation" is from 1610; as a euphemism for "prostitution" (e.g. oldest profession) it is recorded from 1888.