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shrive

Pronunciation: (shrīv), [key]
— v., shrove shrived, shriv•en shrived, shriv•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to impose penance on (a sinner).
  2. to grant absolution to (a penitent).
  3. to hear the confession of (a person).
—v.i.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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