Indulgence Meaning and Definition


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Indulgence meaning

Word: Indulgence

How to pronounce: ɪnˈdʌlʤəns

Noun

Definitions:

1. The action or fact of indulging.

Example sentences: "Indulgence in self-pity"

2. (in the Roman Catholic Church) a grant by the Pope of remission of the temporal punishment in purgatory still due for sins after absolution. The unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners was a widespread abuse during the later Middle Ages.

Example sentences: "The ‘treasures of the Church,’ out of which the Pope grants indulgences, are not sufficiently named or known among the people of Christ."

3. An extension of the time in which a bill or debt has to be paid.

Example sentences: "The notice given granted a final indulgence of four weeks"


Synonyms:

leniency

condescension

lenience

forbearance

clemency

indult

privilege

pardon

kindness

grace

mercy

relaxation

appeasement

pandering

comfort

extra

favor

benevolence

frill

superfluity

folly


Derivations:

indulgent

indulging

indulge

indulgently


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Indulgence in Other Languages...

Spanish: Indulgencia

German: Nachsicht

French: Indulgence

Italian: Indulgenza

Turkish: Hoşgörü


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