shrift

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shrift

noun \ˈshrift, especially Southern ˈsrift\

Definition of SHRIFT

1
archaic
a :  a remission of sins pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of reconciliation
b :  the act of shriving :  confession
2
obsolete :  confessional

Origin of SHRIFT

Middle English, from Old English scrift, from scrīfan to shrive — more at shrive
First Known Use: before 12th century

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