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Shrift meaning

shrift - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of shriving.
  2. 2. Confession made to a priest, and the absolution consequent upon it.
  3. 3. Confession to a priest and the resulting absolution.
  4. 4. Confession.

shrift - examples of usage

  1. My friends, the time is come that you must use prayer, fasting, and alms, but come ye to shrift, I will tell you more of my mind, but as for prayer I don't think that two men in the parish can say their paternoster.
  2. So he has but a short shrift in any case.
  3. In my experience, a crowd might look for a very short shrift at the hands of the police of Berlin.
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