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NOUN (1)

1. the act of being shriven;

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shrift \Shrift\, n. [OE. shrift, schrift, AS. scrift, fr. scr[imac]fan to shrive. See Shrive.] 1. The act of shriving. [1913 Webster] In shrift and preaching is my diligence. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Confession made to a priest, and the absolution consequent upon it. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Have you got leave to go to shrift to-day? --Shak. [1913 Webster] Therefore, my lord, address you to your shrift, And be yourself; for you must die this instant. --Rowe. [1913 Webster] Shrift father, a priest to whom confession is made. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

shrift n 1: the act of being shriven
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "shrift": absolution, acknowledgment, admission, amnesty, avowal, concession, confession, exculpation, excuse, exemption, exoneration, grace, immunity, indemnity, owning, owning up, pardon, redemption, remission, remission of sin, reprieve, rite of confession, sparing, unbosoming