- 1A paid occupation, especially one that involves prolonged training and a formal qualification: his chosen profession of teaching a barrister by professionMore example sentences
- Meanwhile US hacks have convinced themselves that they're involved in a profession rather than a craft.
- By profession he was a poet, and he'd appeared in Galway several times before - at poetry readings, unaccompanied by a band.
- By profession I am a well-known book illustrator and artist.
- 1.1 [treated as singular or plural] A body of people engaged in a particular profession: the legal profession has become increasingly business-consciousMore example sentences
- The Law Society of Alberta, the regulatory body for the legal profession, says no complaints have been filed as of yet against anyone.
- The legal profession's peak body, the Law Council, called on judges to boycott the new regime.
- That is a very proper process, as essentially this is the constitution of the legal profession in our nation.
- 2An open but often false claim: his profession of delight rang hollowMore example sentences
- Nations have frequently tired of freedom and yielded themselves to tyrants, but not because of guileless trust in false professions.
- In his professions, he claimed the Blair Witch had placed a hex on him, forcing him to commit the murders.
- The great point of that book was to deal with this problem of a false profession.
- 3A declaration of belief in a religion: [mass noun]: they were baptized on profession of faithMore example sentences
- Generally, chaplains of any faith can gain access to local religious leaders since religion and a profession of faith are the common bonds.
- Having ‘God’ in it divides us and attempts to link patriotism to public professions of religious belief.
- Living ‘by faith in’ suggests that faith is a profession to be asserted, a willed thing.
- 3.1The declaration or vows made on entering a religious order.More example sentences
- Ironically, religious profession and the renuncia could create an opportunity for women to administer property autonomously.
- 3.2 [mass noun] The ceremony or fact of being professed in a religious order: after profession she taught in MaidenheadMore example sentences
- Also celebrating her 50th Anniversary of religious profession, Sister Edna O'Connor, a native of Irishtown.
- At solemn profession, I placed my hands in those of my prioress, professing to live my vows usque ad mortem, until death.
the oldest profession
- • humorous The practice of working as a prostitute.More example sentences
- Yes, the oldest profession (even when it's called ‘escort’) is, ‘Society’ wise, not the most respected.
- Even though love-at-work is as old as the world's oldest profession, the days of women being suspected of sleeping their way to the middle are not over.
- It feels that the crackdown will drive prostitution and brothels even further underground, making the oldest profession even more dangerous for both the women and their punters.