n.1.The act of professing or claiming; open declaration; public avowal or acknowledgment; as, professions of friendship; a profession of faith.
A solemn vow, promise, and profession.
- Bk. of Com. Prayer.
2.That which one professed; a declaration; an avowal; a claim; as, his professions are insincere.
3.That of which one professed knowledge; the occupation, if not mechanical, agricultural, or the like, to which one devotes one's self; the business which one professes to understand, and to follow for subsistence; calling; vocation; employment; as, the profession of arms; the profession of a clergyman, lawyer, or physician; the profession of lecturer on chemistry.
4.The collective body of persons engaged in a calling; as, the profession distrust him.
5.(Eccl. Law.) The act of entering, or becoming a member of, a religious order.
Noun1.Professionprofession - the body of people in a learned occupation; "the news spread rapidly through the medical community"
Synonyms: community
2.profession - an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
3.profession - an open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion; "a profession of disagreement"
Synonyms: professing
4.profession - affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith; "a profession of Christianity"

PROFESSION. This word has several significations. 1. It is a public declaration respecting something. Code, 10, 41, 6.
     2. It i's a state, art, or mystery; as the legal profession. Dig. 1, 18, 6, 4; Domat, Dr. Pub. 1. 1, t. 9, s. 1, n. 7. 3. In the ecclesiastical law, it is the act of entering into a religious order. See 17 Vin. Ab. 545.

acceptance, acknowledgment, admission, affidavit, affirmance, affirmation, allegation, allowance, announcement, annunciation, appreciation, art, assertion, asseveration, attest, attestation, averment, avouchment, avowal, business, career, career building, careerism, claim, compurgation, concession, conclusion, confession, confession of faith, craft, creed, declaration, declaration of faith, deposition, dictum, disclosure, employment, enunciation, field, game, handicraft, instrument in proof, ipse dixit, job, legal evidence, lifework, line, line of business, line of work, manifesto, metier, mission, mystery, number, position, position paper, positive declaration, post, practice, predicate, predication, proclamation, pronouncement, proposition, protest, protestation, pursuit, racket, recognition, say, say-so, saying, situation, specialization, specialty, sphere, stance, stand, statement, sworn evidence, sworn statement, sworn testimony, testimonial, testimonium, testimony, trade, utterance, vouch, walk, walk of life, witness, word, work
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Profaneness or profanity
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