shrive

Part of speech: verb

R. C. Ch. To grant absolution upon confession.

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Usage examples "shrive":

  1. The Bishop don Jerome our souls will shrive, Saying mass for us ere at them we are ready to let drive. - "The Lay of the Cid", R. Selden Rose and Leonard Bacon.
  2. My lord, here, wants a priest to shrive him, and that quickly. - "Hereward, The Last of the English", Charles Kingsley.
  3. So shrive me quick, Sir Priest. - "Hereward, The Last of the English", Charles Kingsley.