Oppressed by the weight of his crimes, he summoned the unyielding prior to shrive his soul.
Reaching Beaton's Mill he revealed his identity, and, according to the popular story, was killed on the 11 th of June 1488 by a soldier in the guise of a priest who had been called in to shrive him.
schreiben), through the Anglo-Saxon scrifan, to shrive, impose a penance, to judge.
Dict.) derives the word "shrive," of which "shrove" is the past tense, ultimately from the Lat.
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