ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday-ish word: shrift

shrift (shrift), noun

1. Penance by a priest
2. Confessions to a priest

Archaic; I think I've only heard the word in relation to "shriven" (absolved by a priest), or in the phrase "short shrift" (little attention).

Etymology: Old English scrift, penance.
Tags: noun, old english, s, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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