Definition of Professed

1. Adjective. Professing to be qualified. "A professed philosopher"

Similar to: Professional



2. Adjective. Claimed with intent to deceive. "His professed intentions"
Similar to: Declared

3. Adjective. Openly declared as such. "McKinley was assassinated by a professed anarchist"
Exact synonyms: Avowed
Similar to: Declared

Definition of Professed

1. a. Openly declared, avowed, acknowledged, or claimed; as, a professed foe; a professed tyrant; a professed Christian.

Definition of Professed

1. Adjective. Professing to be qualified. ¹

2. Verb. (past of profess) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Professed

1. profess [v] - See also: profess

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Literary usage of Professed

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of the Christian Church by John Fletcher Hurst (1900)
"The coadjutor' may now enter the grade of the professed, which is divided into two classes, the professed of three vows, and the professed of four vows. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Eastern Province, Buffalo, New York: professed sisters, 240; novices, 50; ... (f) Polish Sisters of St. Joseph, Stevens Point, Wisconsin: professed sisters, ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"(c) Polish Franciscan School Sisters, St. Louis, Missouri: professed sisters, 29; ... (f) Polish Sisters of St. Joseph, Stevens Point, Wisconsin: professed ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Public gatherings indeed ceased, but many of those who ostensibly professed the old faith secretly read Lutheran works which they had concealed. ..."

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