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Definition of Indulgence

Indulgence

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

Indulgence Quotations

I take a massage each week. This isn't an indulgence, it's an investment in your full creative expression/productivity/passion and sustained good health.
Robin S. Sharma

I love to have a bath with beautiful, relaxing music on and have no rush to do anything. It's a wonderful indulgence, and it helps me to calm down and stop my mind running overtime.
Kylie Minogue

I always treat myself to one meal on Sundays when I can have whatever I want. Usually it's pizza, which is my favorite indulgence.
Beyonce Knowles

I play only classical music. My pianos are my only big indulgence, but they're a necessity. When I'm playing the piano is literally the only time I can be completely abstract and disconnected from the regular world and yet be connected - to my music.
Rafael Vinoly

Self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle.
Billy Graham
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Indulgence Translations

indulgence in Dutch is aflaat
indulgence in French is indulgence
indulgence in German is Nachsicht, Nachgiebigkeit
indulgence in Italian is indulgenza
indulgence in Latin is obsequium, venia, clementia
indulgence in Spanish is sufrimiento, indulgencia
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