|n.||1.||The act of professing or claiming; open declaration; public avowal or acknowledgment; |
|2.||That which one professed; a declaration; an avowal; a claim; |
|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; |
|4.||The collective body of persons engaged in a calling; |
|5.||(Eccl. Law.) The act of entering, or becoming a member of, a religious order.|
|Noun||1.||profession - the body of people in a learned occupation; "the news spread rapidly through the medical 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"|
|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.