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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 Roman Catholic Church, an indulgence is "a way to reduce the amount of punishment one has to undergo for sins" which may reduce either or both of the penance required after a sin has been forgiven, or after death, the time to be spent in Purgatory.

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