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profession

(Declaration), noun affirmation, announcement, assertion, assurance, attestation, averment, avowal, claim, confession, declaration of faith, disclosure, enunciation, notification, oath, pledge, presentation, pronouncement, representation, statement, troth, vow, word, word of honor

profession

(Vocation), noun association, avocation, business, calling, career, chosen work, concern, craft, endeavor, engagement, field, job, learned prooession, lifework, line of work, manus, occupation, office, position, practice, pursuit, role, specialty, trade, vocation, walk of life, work
Associated concepts: professional corporation
See also: admission, appointment, assertion, asseveration, averment, avowal, business, calling, career, comment, conviction, cover, declaration, disclosure, employment, expression, industry, job, labor, livelihood, mission, occupation, persuasion, position, post, pretext, pronouncement, pursuit, testimony, trade, work

PROFESSION. This word has several significations. 1. It is a public declaration respecting something. Code, 10, 41, 6.
     2. It i's a state, art, or mystery; as the legal profession. Dig. 1, 18, 6, 4; Domat, Dr. Pub. 1. 1, t. 9, s. 1, n. 7. 3. In the ecclesiastical law, it is the act of entering into a religious order. See 17 Vin. Ab. 545.

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In a setting devoid of any other well-paying job opportunities, the oldest profession represents the only way for a girl to make enough money to maintain or enhance her family's property and status in the village.
Real estate is this city's true oldest profession, despite any similarities or references to its other oldest profession.
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