Indulgence

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Indulgence Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution; "in the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse"
  • foolish or senseless behavior
  • the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
  • a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child"
  • an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires ,
  • a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child" ,
  • the act of indulging or gratifying a desire ,
  • foolish or senseless behavior ,
  • the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution; "in the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse"

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Indulgence Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


An indulgence, in Roman Catholic theology, means that temporal punishment (punishment here on Earth) for sins which have already been forgiven is taken from the sinner.

The indulgence is given by the church after the sinner has confessed and received absolution. Indulgences replaced the severe penances of the early church.

Martin Luther protested against them because they were sold. This was the starting point for the Protestant Reformation (1517).



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* Grief is the agony of an instant, the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life. - Benjamin Disraeli

* Negative thinking is always expensive--dragging us down mentally, emotionally, and physically--hence I refer to any indulgence in it as a luxury. - Peter McWilliams


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