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Bekenntnis

Substantiv

full

confession

noun

Definitions of confession

a document in which a person admits that he or she has committed a crime

The prosecution read out parts of his confession as the trial began and accused him of killing 166 people.

a statement by a defendant that he or she has committed a particular crime

Hodgson made various confessions to the murder but his defence said he was a pathological liar and the confessions were untrue.