To feel such regret for past conduct as to change one's mind regarding it:
(Law) To free from a charge or imputation of guilt
To cancel or not exact penalty for (an offense); forgive
To remove obstructions or entanglements from; clear:
(Eccles.) To tell (one's sins) to God, esp. in public worship service or in private
To pronounce free from guilt or blame; acquit
Find another word for shriving. In this page you can discover 8 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for shriving, like: repenting, purging, pardoning, freeing, confessing, acquitting, absolving and redeeming.