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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

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 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

The best way to win against the intolerable is to tolerate them, for this they have seldom dealt with. Your indulgence may soften their malice and open their eyes to more honorable ways.
Bryant H. McGill

We seek for truth in ourselves; in our neighbours, and in its essential nature. We find it first in ourselves by severe self scrutiny, then in our neighbours by compassionate indulgence, and, finally, in its essential nature by that direct vision which belongs to the pure in heart.
Saint Bernard
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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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