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1 a solemn and often public declaration of the truth or existence of something
  • the weekly profession of faith by the members of the congregation

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2 the activity by which one regularly makes a living
  • a gifted communicator, he was very good at his chosen profession: teaching

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The first known use of profession was in the 13th century

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“Profession.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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