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Noun
/inˈdəljəns/,
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indulgences, plural;
  1. The action or fact of indulging
    • - indulgence in self-pity
  2. The state or attitude of being indulgent or tolerant
    • - she regarded his affairs with a casual, slightly amused indulgence
  3. A thing that is indulged in; a luxury
    • - Claire collects shoes—it is her indulgence
  4. (in the Roman Catholic Church) A grant by the pope of remission of the temporal punishment in purgatory still due for sins after absolution. The unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners was a widespread abuse during the later Middle Ages

  5. An extension of the time in which a bill or debt has to be paid


  1. an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
  2. a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child"
  3. the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
  4. folly: foolish or senseless behavior
  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"
  6. (indulge) give free rein to; "The writer indulged in metaphorical language"
  7. In Catholic theology, an indulgence is the full or partial remission of temporal punishment due for sins which have already been forgiven. The indulgence is granted by the Catholic Church after the sinner has confessed and received absolution. ...
  8. (indulge) , (often followed by "in"): To yield to a temptation or desire; To satisfy the wishes or whims of; To grant an extension to the deadline of a payment
  9. (indulgent) Disposed or prone to indulge, humor, gratify, or give way to one's own or another's desires, etc. ...
  10. (Indulgences) remittance of penance through authority of the Church.
  11. (Indulgences) Redemption certificates pardoning per sons from punishment in the afterlife that were be ing sold by the Roman Catholic church. Martin Luther particularly condemned this practice in his Ninety‑five Theses, in bringing on the Protestant Reformation.
  12. (Indulgences) a remittance of time in purgatory for imperfect contrition of venial ( less serious) sins in Roman Catholic doctrine. ...
  13. (Indulge) Get a massage, a pedicure or a facial. It doesn’t have to be expensive; a glass of wine, a special kind of coffee or tea, a wonderfully scented candle or beautiful flowers.
  14. (Indulge) Stay in grand hotels or hard-to-find boutique resorts. Charter your own yacht, barge, or small cruise ship. Eat at the best restaurants for you, from country trattorias to Michelin 3-Stars. Luxuriate in spa treatments.
  15. (indulge) (verb) to engage in freely; to yield to (as a desire)
  16. (indulge) meylige khoyup bermek
  17. (indulgent) pampering oneself, satisfying desire
  18. (indulging) (in joy, sadness etc.): s. manopavicāra.
  19. The practice by which a person could pay money to the church or do a good deed and obtain remission of the temporal punishment due to sin. After the Protestant Reformation, cash no longer became an acceptable way to obtain an indulgence.
  20. For a woman to dream of indulgence, denotes that she will not escape unfavorable comment on her conduct.
  21. In the Roman Catholic Church, the remission of punishment for sins. It dates back to the 10th-century practice of doing penances, from which the Church drew much practical benefit (foundation of churches, pilgrimages). ...
  22. A term used by the Roman Catholic church to describe a remission of temporal punishment due to sins. The sale of indulgences by the church was the one of the first issues refuted by Martin Luther which inadvertently brought about reformation.
  23. The forgiving of a sin and therefore the reduction of time spent in Purgatory by the soul of a dead person.
  24. Granting forgiveness from sins, a profitable church service.
  25. A pardon issued by an ecclesiastical authority for a sin previously committed.