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Definition of 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

L'Oreal's slogan 'because you're worth it' has come to epitomise banal narcissism of early 21st century capitalism; easy indulgence and effortless self-love all available at a flick of the credit card.
Geoff Mulgan

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

It is time to celebrate the New Black Americans - those who have sealed the Deal, who aren't beholden to liberal indulgence any more than they are to the disdain of the hard Right. It is time to praise blacks who are merely undeniable in their individuality and exemplary in their levels of achievement.
John Ridley

Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust; hatred alone is immortal.
William Hazlitt

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
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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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