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 for Shrove
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
        agent.
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              That they should shrive their parishioners. --Piers
                                                    Plowman.
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              Doubtless he shrives this woman, . . .
              Else ne'er could he so long protract his speech.
                                                    --Shak.
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              Till my guilty soul be shriven.       --Longfellow.
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     2. To confess, and receive absolution; -- used reflexively.
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              Get you to the church and shrive yourself. --Beau. &
                                                    Fl.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shrove \Shrove\,
     imp. of Shrive.
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     Shrove Sunday, Quinguagesima Sunday.
  
     Shrove Tuesday, the Tuesday following Quinguagesima Sunday,
        and preceding the first day of Lent, or Ash Wednesday.
  
     Note: It was formerly customary in England, on this day, for
           the people to confess their sins to their parish
           priests, after which they dined on pancakes, or
           fritters, and the occasion became one of merriment. The
           bell rung on this day is popularly called Pancake Bell,
           and the day itself Pancake Tuesday. --P. Cyc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shrove \Shrove\, v. i.
     To join in the festivities of Shrovetide; hence, to make
     merry. [Obs.] --J. Fletcher.
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