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Indulgence meaning

indulgence - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. The act of indulging or humoring; the quality of being indulgent; forbearance of restrain or control.
  3. 3. An indulgent act; favor granted; gratification.
  4. 4. To grant an indulgence to.

indulgence - examples of usage

  1. This novelty is now at an end, and of course the feeling of indulgence which it produced. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. Indulgence fails to see the ideal of what the poor man is to become. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. For the pier wasn't open yet, and his permission to Fenwick to pass the open side- gate was an indulgence to an acquaintance. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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