Meaning of shrift in English:

shrift

Pronunciation /ʃrɪft/

Translate shrift into Spanish

noun

mass noun
  • 1archaic Confession, especially to a priest.

    See also short shrift

    • ‘go to shrift’
    1. 1.1Absolution by a priest.
      forgiveness, pardoning, exoneration, remission, dispensation, indulgence, purgation, clemency, mercy

Origin

Old English scrift ‘penance imposed after confession’, from shrive.