confession confession  /kən ˈfɛ ʃən/


  1. (n) an admission of misdeeds or faults
  2. (n) a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party
  3. (n) (Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution
  4. (n) a public declaration of your faith
  5. (n) the document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)


  1. Beach double-murder suspect wants confession thrown out

    A woman arrested for the murder of two brothers at a Virginia Beach Rally's wants her video taped confession thrown out for her trial.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WTKR Norfolk

  2. Confession can't be used in trial

    Police say an Indiana man told investigators he killed his father and helped his ailing mother commit suicide, but prosecutors can't use that alleged confession against him during his trial in... Read more at
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WISH-TV Indianapolis

  3. Confession can't be used at murder trial

    When Brian 'Scott' Hartman stands trial in September on charges he fatally shot his father — and helped his seriously ill mother commit suicide — jurors will not hear about a confession he allegedly provided to Randolph County sheriff's investigators.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Star Press

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  1. "I wanted the confession for my own selfish reasons and for the symbolism of that act," Regan said in a written statement released last night.
    on Nov 17, 2006 By: Judith Regan Source: New York Post

  2. "He gave a very lengthy confession, laying out exactly what took place," Hackel said.
    on Mar 5, 2007 By: Mark Hackel Source: Forbes

  3. "There was no confession, no admission of a crime by Joran on any of these tapes, which is very telling," Tacopina said on US television network ABC's show, "Good Morning America."
    on Feb 3, 2008 By: Joe Tacopina Source: International Herald Tribune

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