Today’s Word of the Day is typically used when talking about religion. Ever wonder what it is called when people confess their sins to a priest? That act is known as shrive. After you check out the information and history of the word, please leave a comment with either an example of its usage or reference a related work.
to impose penance on (a sinner).to grant absolution to (a penitent).to hear the confession of (a person).
to hear confessions.to go to or make a confession; confess one’s sins, as to a priest.
First known use of the word was before the 12th century.
Middle English, from Old English scrīfan to shrive, prescribe (akin to Old High German scrīban to write), from Latin scribere to write
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