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

In shrift and preaching is my diligence. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. Confession made to a priest, and the absolution consequent upon it. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Have you got leave to go to shrift to-day? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Therefore, my lord, address you to your shrift, And be yourself; for you must die this instant. --Rowe. [1913 Webster]

{Shrift father}, a priest to whom confession is made. [1913 Webster]


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