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Definition of Indulgence

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act of giving in to desire; something which gratifies, luxury; leniency, tolerance; humoring, pampering; partial remission of punishment (Roman Catholicism)
Indulgence Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
obsequium, venia, clementia
Indulgence Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To grant an indulgence to.
  
(n.)
The act of indulging or humoring; the quality of being indulgent; forbearance of restrain or control.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
An indulgent act; favor granted; gratification.
  
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indulgence
\in*dul"gence\ (?), n. [l. indulgentia: cf. f. indulgence.]
1. the act of indulging or humoring; the quality of being indulgent; forbearance of restrain or control. if i were a judge, that word indulgence should never issue from my lips. they err, that through indulgence to others, or fondness to any sin in themselves, substitute for repentance anything less.
2. an indulgent act; favor granted; gratification. if all these gracious indulgences are without any effect on us, we must perish in our own folly.
3. (r. c. ch.) 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.
indulgence
\in*dul"gence\ (?), v. t. to grant an indulgence to.
indulgence
n
1. an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires [syn: self-indulgence]


2. a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child" [syn: lenience, leniency]


3. the act of indulging or gratifying a desire [syn: indulging, pampering, humoring]


4. foolish or senseless behavior [syn: folly, foolery, tomfoolery]




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 self-indulgence 
for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
The yielding to inclination, passion, desire, or propensity in oneself or another.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Anhoriant = n. want of indulgence
Anwes = n. indulgence
Elawch = n. indulgence
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
(synonym) self-indulgence
(hypernym) indiscipline, undiscipline
(hyponym) luxury
(derivation) indulge, luxuriate
2. a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child"
(synonym) lenience, leniency
(hypernym) permissiveness, tolerance
(hyponym) softness
(derivation) gratify, pander, indulge
3. the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
(synonym) indulging, pampering, humoring
(hypernym) gratification
(hyponym) intemperance, intemperateness, self-indulgence
(derivation) indulge
4. foolish or senseless behavior
(synonym) folly, foolery, tomfoolery, craziness, lunacy
(hypernym) play, frolic, romp, gambol, caper
(hyponym) meshugaas, mishegaas, mishegoss
5. 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"
(hypernym) absolution, remission, remittal, remission of sin
(classification) Roman Catholic, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church, Church of Rome, Roman Church
Indulgence Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
For a woman to dream of indulgence, denotes that she will not escape unfavorable comment on her conduct.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
The Knighthood, Chivalry & Tournaments Arms and Armour Glossary
Granting forgiveness from sins, a profitable church service.
Indulgence Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
In Catholic theology, an indulgence technically is a remission of the temporal punishment inflicted by the Church for a previously forgiven sin. An indulgence thus does not forgive the guilt of sin nor releases from the eternal punishment which Church doctrine associates to unforgiven mortal sins. It is not a permit to commit sin, a pardon of future sin, nor a guarantee of salvation for oneself or for another. Ordinarily, forgiveness of mortal sins is obtained through Confession (i.e., penance or reconciliation).

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