Shrived
Shrive Shrive, v. t. [imp. {Shrived}or {Shrove}; p. p. {Shriven}or {Shrived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shriving}.] [OE. shriven, schriven, AS. scr[=i]van to shrive, to impose penance or punishment; akin to OFries. skr[=i]va to impose punishment; cf. OS. biskr[=i]ban to be troubled. Cf. {Shrift}, {Shrovetide}.] 1. To hear or receive the confession of; to administer confession and absolution to; -- said of a priest as the agent. [1913 Webster]

That they should shrive their parishioners. --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

Doubtless he shrives this woman, . . . Else ne'er could he so long protract his speech. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Till my guilty soul be shriven. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

2. To confess, and receive absolution; -- used reflexively. [1913 Webster]

Get you to the church and shrive yourself. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Shrived — Shrive Shrive, v. t. [imp. {Shrived}or {Shrove}; p. p. {Shriven}or {Shrived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shriving}.] [OE. shriven, schriven, AS. scr[=i]van to shrive, to impose penance or punishment; akin to OFries. skr[=i]va to impose punishment; cf. OS.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shrived — un·shrived; …   English syllables

  • shrived — v. hear a confession of sins; assign penance for sins; absolve sins after confession and repentance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Shrive — Shrive, v. t. [imp. {Shrived}or {Shrove}; p. p. {Shriven}or {Shrived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shriving}.] [OE. shriven, schriven, AS. scr[=i]van to shrive, to impose penance or punishment; akin to OFries. skr[=i]va to impose punishment; cf. OS.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shriven — Shrive Shrive, v. t. [imp. {Shrived}or {Shrove}; p. p. {Shriven}or {Shrived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shriving}.] [OE. shriven, schriven, AS. scr[=i]van to shrive, to impose penance or punishment; akin to OFries. skr[=i]va to impose punishment; cf. OS.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shriving — Shrive Shrive, v. t. [imp. {Shrived}or {Shrove}; p. p. {Shriven}or {Shrived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shriving}.] [OE. shriven, schriven, AS. scr[=i]van to shrive, to impose penance or punishment; akin to OFries. skr[=i]va to impose punishment; cf. OS.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shrove — Shrive Shrive, v. t. [imp. {Shrived}or {Shrove}; p. p. {Shriven}or {Shrived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shriving}.] [OE. shriven, schriven, AS. scr[=i]van to shrive, to impose penance or punishment; akin to OFries. skr[=i]va to impose punishment; cf. OS.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shrive — verb (shrived or shrove; shriven or shrived; shriving) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English scrīfan to shrive, prescribe (akin to Old High German scrīban to write), from Latin scribere to write more at scribe Date: before 12th century… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shrive — /shruyv/, v., shrove or shrived, shriven or shrived, shriving. v.t. 1. to impose penance on (a sinner). 2. to grant absolution to (a penitent). 3. to hear the confession of (a person). v.i. Archaic. 4. to hear confessions. 5. to go to or make… …   Universalium

  • shrive — [[t]ʃraɪv[/t]] v. shrove shrived, shriv•en shrived, shriv•ing 1) rel to impose penance on (a sinner) 2) rel to grant absolution to (a penitent) 3) rel to confess one s sins, as to a priest • Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE scrīfan to assign, impose… …   From formal English to slang

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