What does the word confession mean?

Usage examples for confession

  1. And after you have been to confession will you love me as you love me now? – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. You make a clean confession of everything. – Flash-lights from the Seven Seas by William L. Stidger Commentator: Bishop Francis J. McConnell
  3. At the outset I spoke of a personal confession, and it seems to me as if it were nearly complete. – Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History by Auguste Sabatier