Indulgence definition

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The act of indulging oneself, or giving way to one's own desires.
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An extension of time for the payment of a debt or the performance of a duty.
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(r.c.ch.) A partial or complete remission, under conditions specified by the Church, of divine temporal punishment that may otherwise still be due for sin committed but forgiven.
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A favor or privilege.
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(eng. history) The grant of certain religious liberties to Dissenters and Roman Catholics by Charles II and James II.
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Self-indulgence.

A life of wealth and indulgence.

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A thing indulged in.
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(r.c.ch.) To attach an indulgence to.
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The definition of indulgence is the act of giving way to one's desires, something granted as a privilege or something that is enjoyed out of gratification.

An example of indulgence is eating an extra truffle.

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The state of being indulgent; tolerance.

Treated their grandchildren with fond indulgence.

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(business) An extension of time to make payment on a bill or note, granted as a favor.
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An indulgent act; favour granted; gratification.
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(Roman Catholicism) A pardon or release from the expectation of punishment in purgatory, after the sinner has been granted absolution.
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An indulging or being indulgent.
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(roman catholic church) The remission of punishment still due, especially in purgatory, for a sin that has been sacramentally absolved.
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Something indulged in.

Sports cars are an expensive indulgence.

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Catering to someone's every desire.
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Something in which someone indulges.
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(Roman Catholic Church) To provide with an indulgence.
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The action or an instance of indulging.

The indulgence of a hunch; a teenager's indulgence in tobacco.

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The act of indulging.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
indulgence
Plural:
indulgences

Origin of indulgence

  • From Middle French indulgence, or its source, Latin indulgentia.

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