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Definition of Indulgences

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act of giving in to desire; something which gratifies, luxury; leniency, tolerance; humoring, pampering; partial remission of punishment (Roman Catholicism)
Indulgences Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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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
Indulgences Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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In the teaching of the Catholic Church, an indulgence is "a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints".

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