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Shrovetide

[shrohv-tahyd] /ˈʃroʊvˌtaɪd/
noun
1.
the three days before Ash Wednesday, once a time of confession and absolution.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English shroftyde. See shrove, tide1
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Shrovetide

/ˈʃrəʊvˌtaɪd/
noun
1.
the Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, formerly a time when confessions were made in preparation for Lent
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