Definitions of indulgence:
  • noun:   the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution
    Example: "In the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse"
  • noun:   the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
  • noun:   a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
    Example: "Too much indulgence spoils a child"
  • noun:   an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
  • noun:   foolish or senseless behavior

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