The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

1 definition found
 for Shrived
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shrive \Shrive\, v. t. [imp. Shrivedor Shrove; p. p.
     Shrivenor Shrived; p. pr. & vb. n. Shriving.] [OE.
     shriven, schriven, AS. scr[imac]van to shrive, to impose
     penance or punishment; akin to OFries. skr[imac]va to impose
     punishment; cf. OS. biskr[imac]ban to be troubled. Cf.
     Shrift, Shrovetide.]
     1. To hear or receive the confession of; to administer
        confession and absolution to; -- said of a priest as the
        [1913 Webster]
              That they should shrive their parishioners. --Piers
        [1913 Webster]
              Doubtless he shrives this woman, . . .
              Else ne'er could he so long protract his speech.
        [1913 Webster]
              Till my guilty soul be shriven.       --Longfellow.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To confess, and receive absolution; -- used reflexively.
        [1913 Webster]
              Get you to the church and shrive yourself. --Beau. &
        [1913 Webster]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229