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. 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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  • Shriven — Shriv en, p. p. of {Shrive}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shriven — un·shriven; …   English syllables

  • shriven — /shriv euhn/, v. a pp. of shrive. * * * …   Universalium

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

  • shriven — shriv•en [[t]ˈʃrɪv ən[/t]] v. a pp. of shrive …   From formal English to slang

  • shriven — past part. of SHRIVE …   Useful english 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

  • 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 — 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

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