Shrive

Definition of Shrive

v. t.1.To hear or receive the confession of; to administer confession and absolution to; - said of a priest as the agent.
[imp. Shrived or Shrove ( ); p. p. Shriven or Shrived; p. pr. & vb. n. Shriving.]
That they should shrive their parishioners.
- Piers Plowman.
Doubtless he shrives this woman, . . .
Else ne'er could he so long protract his speech.
- Shak.
Till my guilty soul be shriven.
- Longfellow.
2.To confess, and receive absolution; - used reflexively.
Get you to the church and shrive yourself.
- Beau. & Fl.
v. i.1.To receive confessions, as a priest; to administer confession and absolution.

Related Words

absolve, acquit, administer absolution, administer extreme unction, amnesty, clear, confess, decontaminate, destigmatize, discharge, dismiss, dispense from, exculpate, excuse, exempt, exempt from, exonerate, forgive, free, give absolution, grant amnesty to, grant forgiveness, grant immunity, grant remission, hear confession, justify, let go, let off, make confession, nonpros, pardon, purge, quash the charge, receive absolution, release, remit, set free, spare, vindicate, whitewash, withdraw the charge
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