Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of sheriff.
  • v. Alternative form of shrive.
  • v. To question.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sheriff.
  • transitive v. To shrive; to question.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of shrive.
  • n. A sheriff.

Etymologies

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See sheriff.

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See shrive.

Examples

  • [The ancient Mariner earnestly entreateth the Hermit to shrieve him; and the penance of life falls on him.] "O shrieve me, shrieve me, holy man!"

    English Songs and Ballads

  • The ancient Mariner earnestly entreateth the Hermit to shrieve him; and the penance of life falls on him.

    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

  • He’ll shrieve my soul, he’ll wash awayThe Albatross’s blood.

    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. IN SEVEN PARTS

  • "Oh shrieve me, shrieve me, holy man!" ... ... ...

    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

  • Now though we are but few, yet are we of a good stock, and of one heart and one will; by God's help let us go out and smite them to-morrow, early in the morning, and you who are not in a state of penitence, go and shrieve yourselves and repent ye of your sins.

    Chronicle of the Cid

  • [Sidenote: The ancient Mariner earnestly entreateth the Hermit to shrieve him; and the penance of life falls on him.] 'O shrieve me, shrieve me, holy man!'

    Rime of the ancient mariner

  • [Illustration: 'O SHRIEVE ME, SHRIEVE ME, HOLY MAN'] "'O shrieve me, shrieve me, holy man!'

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7

  • Now though we are but few, yet are we of a good stock, and of one heart and one will; by God's help let us go out and smite them to-morrow, early in the morning, and you who are not in a state of penitence go and shrieve yourselves and repent ye of your sins. "

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 4

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