- IPA: /pɹəˈfɛʃən/
profession (plural professions)
- A declaration of belief, faith or one's opinion, whether genuine or pretended.
- Despite his continued professions of innocence, the court eventually sentenced him to five years.
- 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.
- My father was a barrister by profession.
- The practitioners of such an occupation collectively.
- His conduct is against the established practices of the legal profession.
- 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.
- French: profession, métier
- German: Beruf
- Italian: professione
- Portuguese: profissão
- Russian: профе́ссия
- Spanish: profesión