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confess vt

: to admit (as a charge or allegation) as true, proven, or valid [unless you answer, the petition shall be taken as confessed]
: to make a confession
con·fes·sor [kən-fe-sər]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.