verb (used with object), shrove or shrived, shriv·en or shrived, shriv·ing.
verb (used without object), shrove or shrived, shriv·en or shrived, shriv·ing.Archaic.
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Two Dominicans, sent for to shrive the victim, implored the Count to pause; but 'Kill him, kill him!Belgium|George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
"It is not given a priest of God to shrive an unrepentant harlot," was his impetuous answer.Robert Annys: Poor Priest|Annie Nathan Meyer
The lawyers came and took her depositions; the priests, also, to shrive her soul.The Browning Cyclopdia|Edward Berdoe
At last Don John received his marching orders, and after that, it was but a short shrive that the Moriscos had to expect.The Moors in Spain|Stanley Lane-Poole
"If it might be permitted I would dearly love to shrive them," said the palmer, still hesitating.Robin Hood|Paul Creswick