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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To hear the confession of, impose penance on, and give absolution to (a person) in the sacrament of penance.

Usage examples (28)
  • "shriven" or absolved from their sins, so they were able to start Lent feeling clean of spirit.
  • As for that, said Sir Bors, I will be shriven with
  • Were shriven, assoiled, and blessed; a mass have heard,
  • And the benediction given ne'er shall leave my shriven soul. for more
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