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1. The act of shriving.
2. Confession to a priest.
3. Absolution given by a priest. See Note at short shrift.
[Middle English, from Old English scrift, from Latin scrīptum, something written, from neuter past participle of scrībere, to write; see shrive.]
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archaic the act or an instance of shriving or being shriven. See also short shrift
[Old English scrift, from Latin scriptum script]
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1. the imposition of penance by a priest on a penitent after confession.
2. absolution or remission of sins granted after confession and penance.
3. confession to a priest.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English scrift penance, c. Old Frisian skrift, Middle Dutch schrift, Old High German scrift writing, Old Norse skript, skrift picture, scripture, shrift; see shrive, -th1]
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confession - (Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution
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shrift[ʃrɪft] N to give sb short shrift → despachar a algn sin rodeos
he gave that idea short shrift → mostró su completa disconformidad con tal idea
he got short shrift from the boss → el jefe se mostró poco compasivo con él
he'll get short shrift from me! → ¡que no venga a mí a pedir compasión!
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shrift[ʃrɪft] n (fig) to give sb short shrift → trattare qn in modo sbrigativo
to get short shrift from sb → essere trattato/a in modo sbrigativo da qn
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