Shriving
Shriving Shriv"ing, n. Shrift; confession. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

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

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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