Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
1 archaic Confession, especially to a priest.See also short shrift
- ‘go to shrift’
- 1.1Absolution by a priest.forgiveness, pardoning, exoneration, remission, dispensation, indulgence, purgation, clemency, mercy
Old English scrift ‘penance imposed after confession’, from shrive.
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