Shrieve meaning

′shrēv
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1623, William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well.

I know him: he was a botcher's 'prentice in Paris, from whence he was whipped for getting the shrieve's fool with child: a dumb innocent that could not say him nay.

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1808, Walter Scott, Marmion.

The jealous churl hath deeply swore,

That, if again he venture o'er,

He shall shrieve penitent no more.

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Origin of shrieve