Definition of shrift in English:

shrift

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Pronunciation: /ʃrɪft
 
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noun

[mass noun] archaic
  • 1Confession, especially to a priest: go to shrift See also short shrift.
  • 1.1Absolution by a priest.

Origin

Old English scrift 'penance imposed after confession', from shrive.

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