The open admittance of having done something (especially of something bad). (noun)
Examples of word confession
_from confession (exomologesis), consider in_ thine heart that hell-fire which _confession shall quench for thee_; and first imagine to thyself the greatness of the punishment, that thou mayest not doubt concerning the adoption of the remedy.
Later still the term confession was adopted for the hollow reliquary in an altar (Ordo Rom. de dedic. altaris).
"I take offense with the word confession cause Amanda never says that she participated in the murder of her friend ... she never confesses to being part of that crime, ever," said Mellas.
But we have what I call a confession plus in this case.
For the Russian Orthodox, the confession is an elaborate, intimate institution; the obligation is very much on the side of the confessing party, and there is great reverence for the confessor.
His publisher says she's printing what she calls his confession because she was a victim of domestic abuse.