Shrift

Definition of Shrift

n.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.
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.

Related Words

absolution, acknowledgment, admission, amnesty, avowal, concession, confession, exculpation, excuse, exemption, exoneration, grace, immunity, indemnity, owning, owning up, pardon, redemption, remission, remission of sin, reprieve, rite of confession, sparing, unbosoming
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