shrift n : the act of being shriven
- (US) /ʃrɪft/
- Rhymes: -ɪft
- The act of going to or hearing a religious confession.
- Confession to a
given by a priest after
- circa 1594 CE: William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
- (Friar:) Be plain, good son, and homely in thy drift. /
Riddling confession finds but riddling shrift.
confession to a priest
- Finnish: rippi, ripittäytyminen
, owning up, pardon
, remission of sin,
, rite of