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shrift

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shrift (plural shrifts)

  1. The act of going to or hearing a religious confession.
  2. Confession to a priest.
  3. (obsolete) Forgiveness given by a priest after confession; remission.
    • circa 1594 CE: William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
      (Friar:) Be plain, good son, and homely in thy drift. / Riddling confession finds but riddling shrift.

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