What does the word profess mean?

Usage examples for profess

  1. The last- named class profess no religion and obey no law, excepting the criminal law when they are forced. – Roumania Past and Present by James Samuelson
  2. And you, poor sinner, who know you have not got it- I have more hope of you than some who profess to have it. – Godliness by Catherine Booth
  3. But to- day culture is so intimately connected with philosophical speculation that the greater part of educated men profess this or that system without being aware of it. – The Reform of Education by Giovanni Gentile