Definitions for indulgenceɪnˈdʌl dʒəns
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an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
indulgence, lenience, leniency(noun)
a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
"too much indulgence spoils a child"
indulgence, indulging, pampering, humoring(noun)
the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
folly, foolery, tomfoolery, craziness, lunacy, indulgence(noun)
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"
the act of indulging
catering to someone's every desire
something in which someone indulges
A pardon or release from the expectation of punishment in purgatory, after the sinner has been granted absolution.
(Roman Catholic Church) to provide with an indulgence
Origin: From indulgence, or its source, indulgentia.
the act of indulging or humoring; the quality of being indulgent; forbearance of restrain or control
an indulgent act; favor granted; gratification
remission of the temporal punishment due to sins, after the guilt of sin has been remitted by sincere repentance; absolution from the censures and public penances of the church. It is a payment of the debt of justice to God by the application of the merits of Christ and his saints to the contrite soul through the church. It is therefore believed to diminish or destroy for sins the punishment of purgatory
to grant an indulgence to
Origin: [L. indulgentia: cf. F. indulgence.]
In Catholic theology, an indulgence is a remission of temporal punishment due to sin, the guilt of which has been forgiven. An indulgence is thus not forgiveness of the guilt of sin nor release from the eternal punishment due to unforgiven mortal sins; nor is it a permit to commit sin, a pardon of future sin, nor a guarantee of salvation for oneself or for another. Ordinarily forgiveness of grave sins is to be obtained only through the sacrament of Confession. Indulgences have replaced the remission of the severe penances of the early Church which was granted at the intercession of Christians awaiting martyrdom or at least imprisoned for the faith. They draw on the Treasury of Merit accumulated by Christ's superabundantly meritorious sacrifice on the cross and the virtues and penances of the saints. They are granted for specific good works and prayers in proportion to the devotion with which those good works are performed or prayers recited.
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remission by Church authority of the guilt of a sin on the penitent confession of the sinner to a priest, which, according to Roman Catholic theology, the Church is enabled to dispense out of the inexhaustible treasury in reserve of the merits of Christ.
Translations for indulgence
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- Gnade, Duldsamkeit, Ablass, Gnadenbezeigung, Duldung, Milde, Gefälligkeit, Nachgiebigkeit, NachsichtGerman
- συχωροχάρτι, ανοχή, πολυτέλεια, παραχάιδεμα, επιείκεια, απόλαυση, κανάκεμα, συγχωροχάρτιGreek
- lievitys, viettelys, hemmottelu, ane, lempeys, suopeusFinnish
- indulgo, induljencoIdo
- vizio, indulgenzaItalian
- indulgență, îngăduire, tolerareRomanian
- индульгенция, [[отпущение]] [[грех, потворство, терпимость, снисхождение, потакание, снисходительностьRussian
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