Definition for Shriven

shriven, verbal adj. [OE 'allot, assign, decree, adjudge, impose as a sentence, impose penance, regard, care for' < L. scribere, to write.]

  1. Confessed; sentenced to death; [fig.] absolved; forgiven; sanctified; purified; vindicated.
  2. Washed; cleansed; rinsed; baptized; fully immersed in water; [fig.] immortal; beyond death.

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