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English Dictionary: shriven by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shrive \Shrive\, v. t. [imp. {Shrived}or {Shrove}; p. p.
      {Shriven}or {Shrived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shriving}.] [OE.
      shriven, schriven, AS. scr[c6]van to shrive, to impose
      penance or punishment; akin to OFries. skr[c6]va to impose
      punishment; cf. OS. biskr[c6]ban to be troubled. Cf.
      {Shrift}, {Shrovetide}.]
      1. To hear or receive the confession of; to administer
            confession and absolution to; -- said of a priest as the
                     That they should shrive their parishioners. --Piers
                     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. &

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shriven \Shriv"en\,
      p. p. of {Shrive}.
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