A formal statement admitting that one is guilty of a crime
The religious body or church sharing a confession of faith
they soon got a confession out of him
A statement of the Lutheran position, drawn up mainly by Melanchthon and approved by Luther before being presented to the Emperor Charles V at Augsburg on June 25, 1530
(With capital initials) a statement of principles of the Church of Scotland drawn up by John Craig in 1581, incorporated in the National Covenant of that year and in subsequent National Covenants, especially that of 1638, and characterized by the rejection of all doctrine not in accord with the Scottish Confession of 1560 (now historical); also known as the King's Confession.
A Calvinist doctrinal statement which was issued by the synod appointed to reform the English and Scottish Churches in 1643, and became widely accepted among Presbyterian Churches
A statement setting out essential religious doctrine