Definition of shrift in English:

shrift

Translate shrift into Spanish

noun

  • 1 archaic 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

Pronunciation

shrift

/SHrift/ /ʃrɪft/

Origin

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