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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

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

It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.
Robert A. Heinlein

Grief is the agony of an instant; the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
Benjamin Disraeli

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

While overeating would be seen by some as an indulgence of self, it is in fact a profound rejection of self. It is a moment of self-betrayal and self-punishment, and anything but a commitment to one's own well-being.
Marianne Williamson
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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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