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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shrive v. t. [imp. Shrived or Shrove p. p. Shriven or Shrived; p. pr. & vb. n. Shriving.]
 1. To hear or receive the confession of; to administer confession and absolution to; -- said of a priest as the agent.
    That they should shrive their parishioners.   --Piers Plowman.
 Doubtless he shrives this woman, . . .
 Else ne'er could he so long protract his speech.   --Shak.
    Till my guilty soul be shriven.   --Longfellow.
 2. To confess, and receive absolution; -- used reflexively.
    Get you to the church and shrive yourself.   --Beau. & Fl.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shriv·en p. p. of Shrive.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under
          pressure [syn: confess, squeal]
      [also: shrove, shriven]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See shrive