Visit the forum if you have a language query!

profession

Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
Life is at its best when it's shaken and stirred.
F. Paul Facult
Jump to: navigation, search

English

Wikipedia-logo-en.png
Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman professioun, Old French profession (declaration of faith, religious vows, occupation), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] professiō (avowal, public declaration), from the participle stem of profitērī (to profess).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
profession

Plural
{{{1}}}

profession ({{{1}}})
  1. A promise or vow made on entering a religious order.
    She died only a few years after her profession.
    • 1796, Matthew Lewis, The Monk, Folio Society 1985, p. 27:
      Rosario was a young novice belonging to the monastery, who in three months intended to make his profession.
  2. A declaration of belief, faith or of one's opinion.
    Despite his continued professions of innocence, the court eventually sentenced him to five years.
  3. An occupation in which one has a professed expertise in a particular area; a job, especially one requiring a high level of skill or training.
    My father was a barrister by profession.

Derived terms

Translations

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

OnelookIATEIATEIATEIATEProZDict.cc
WordnikIATELinguee
GoogleIATE