A formal admission of one's sins with repentance and desire of absolution, especially privately to a priest as a religious duty.
Confession is also used for a statement of faith setting out essential religious doctrine (also called confession of faith); (with capital initial) the religious body or Church sharing a confession of faith.
confession is good for the soul confession is essential to repentance and forgiveness. Saying recorded from the mid 17th century.
Subjects: Religion — History by Period.