A solemn vow, promise, and profession. --Bk. of Com.
2. That which one professed; a declaration; an avowal; a
claim; as, his professions are insincere.
The Indians quickly perceive the coincidence or the
contradiction between professions and conduct. --J.
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; as, the profession of arms; the
profession of a clergyman, lawyer, or physician; the
profession of lecturer on chemistry.
Hi tried five or six professions in turn.
Note: The three professions, or learned professions, are,
especially, theology, law, and medicine.
4. The collective body of persons engaged in a calling; as,
the profession distrust him.
5. (Eccl. Law.) The act of entering, or becoming a member of,
a religious order.