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shrift

 (shrĭft)
n. Archaic
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.]

shrift

(ʃrɪft)
n
archaic the act or an instance of shriving or being shriven. See also short shrift
[Old English scrift, from Latin scriptum script]

shrift

(ʃrɪft)

n. Archaic.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shrift - the act of being shriven
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
Translations
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shrift

[ʃrɪft] N to give sb short shriftdespachar a algn sin rodeos
he gave that idea short shriftmostró su completa disconformidad con tal idea
he got short shrift from the bossel jefe se mostró poco compasivo con él
he'll get short shrift from me!¡que no venga a mí a pedir compasión!

shrift

[ˈʃrɪft] n
to give sb short shrift → expédier qn sans ménagements

shrift

n to give somebody/something short shriftjdn/etw kurz abfertigen

shrift

[ʃrɪft] n (fig) to give sb short shrifttrattare qn in modo sbrigativo
to get short shrift from sb → essere trattato/a in modo sbrigativo da qn
References in classic literature ?
We know diseases of stoppings, and suffocations, are the most dangerous in the body; and it is not much otherwise in the mind; you may take sarza to open the liver, steel to open the spleen, flowers of sulphur for the lungs, castoreum for the brain; but no receipt openeth the heart, but a true friend; to whom you may impart griefs, joys, fears, hopes, suspicions, counsels, and whatsoever lieth upon the heart to oppress it, in a kind of civil shrift or confession.
It did not take Michael long to learn this, and stray dogs got short shrift from him.
If Ulysses is the man he then was these suitors will have a short shrift and a sorry wedding.