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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Despite the titular tease, "Stripped and Teased" is a strictly PG-rated look at women working hard for the money -- albeit not at the oldest profession -- in "Sin City." Cramming too little depth and too much superficial inspiration into one lean hour, routine docu looks like a straight shot into the public-broadcast pocket.
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It is high time the oldest profession became a profession that no longer exists here or in Brazil.
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Only time will tell who's listened but until this killer is caught the oldest profession must be the most dangerous profession in the land.
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THE oldest profession in the world may be facing new regulations.
The homes for the oldest profession in the world will be established in urban areas as part of an attempt to provide physical safety and health checks for the women.
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SET in Edwardian England, Fanny, played by Rebecca Night, is an innocent country girl forced into the oldest profession in the world.