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Meaning of SHRIFT

Pronunciation:  shrift

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the act of being shriven
 

SHRIFT is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: confession

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Shrift\, n. [OE. shrift, schrift, AS. scrift, fr.
scr[=i]fan to shrive. See {Shrive}.]
1. The act of shriving.

         In shrift and preaching is my diligence. --Chaucer.

2. Confession made to a priest, and the absolution consequent
   upon it. --Chaucer.

         Have you got leave to go to shrift to-day? --Shak.

         Therefore, my lord, address you to your shrift, And
         be yourself; for you must die this instant. --Rowe.

{Shrift father}, a priest to whom confession is made.

 

 

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