Definition of Profession

1. Noun. The body of people in a learned occupation. "They formed a community of scientists"


2. Noun. An occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences).

3. Noun. An open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion. "A profession of disagreement"
Exact synonyms: Professing
Generic synonyms: Affirmation, Avouchment, Avowal
Derivative terms: Profess, Profess

4. Noun. Affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith. "A profession of Christianity"
Generic synonyms: Affirmation
Derivative terms: Profess

Definition of Profession

1. n. The act of professing or claiming; open declaration; public avowal or acknowledgment; as, professions of friendship; a profession of faith.

Definition of Profession

1. Noun. A promise or vow made on entering a religious order. ¹

2. Noun. A declaration of belief, faith or of one's opinion. ¹

3. Noun. An occupation, trade, craft, or activity in which one has a professed expertise in a particular area; a job, especially one requiring a high level of skill or training. ¹

4. Noun. The practitioners of such an occupation collectively. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Profession

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Profession

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profeminists
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proferens
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proferring
profers
profert
proferts
profess
professed
professed(a)
professedly
professes
professing
profession (current term)
professional
professional association
professional baseball
professional basketball
professional boxing
professional class
professional classes
professional dancer
professional football
professional foul
professional golf
professional golfer
professional life
professional organisation

Literary usage of Profession

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

1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1899)
"THE profession OF THE LAW IN THE UNITED STATES SERVES TO COUNTERPOISE THE ... The members of the legal profession have taken an important part in all the ..."

2. The Lancet (1842)
"Whoever, thus forgetful of his oath, of the respectability of his profession, of his rank as a gentleman, can lend himself to instruct and superintend ..."

3. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1864)
"THE profession OF THE LAW IN THE UNITED STATES SERVES TO COUNTERPOISE THE DEMOCRACY. Utility of ascertaining what are the natural Instincts of the Legal ..."

4. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve, John Canfield Spencer (1841)
"THE profession OF THE LAW IN THE UNITED STATES SERVES TO COUNTERPOISE THE DEMOCRACY. Utility of discriminating the natural Propensities of the Members of ..."

5. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1862)
"THE profession OF THE LAW IN THE UNITED STATES SERVES TO COUNTERPOISE THE DEMOCRACY. Utility of discriminating the natural propensities of the members of ..."

6. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"of his profession, and the foreign stations he had been on ; but she could not ... Edmund again felt grave, and only replied, " Tt is a noble profession. ..."

7. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve, John Canfield Spencer (1848)
"THE profession OF THE LAW IN THE UNITED STATES SERVES TO COUNTERPOISE THE DEMOCRACY. Utility of discriminating the natural Propensities of the Members of ..."

8. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1896)
"Who shall measure the eye for glasses ? is then a question of some importance, and one about which the medical profession should be able to arrive at some ..."

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