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Meaning of shrift

shrift

Pronunciation: (shrift), [key]
— n. Archaic.
  1. the imposition of penance by a priest on a penitent after confession.
  2. absolution or remission of sins granted after confession and penance.
  3. confession to a priest.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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