As nouns the difference between indulgence and indulgement
is that indulgence
is the act of indulging while indulgement
is (archaic) indulgence.
As a verb indulgence
is (roman catholic church
) to provide with an indulgence.
the act of indulging
catering to someone's every desire
something in which someone indulges
An indulgent act; favour granted; gratification.
- They err, that through indulgence to others, or fondness to any sin in themselves, substitute for repentance anything less.
(Roman Catholicism) A pardon or release from the expectation of punishment in purgatory, after the sinner has been granted absolution.
* 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 555:
- If all these gracious indulgences are without any effect on us, we must perish in our own folly.
- To understand how indulgences were intended to work depends on linking together a number of assumptions about sin and the afterlife, each of which individually makes considerable sense.
(Roman Catholic Church ) to provide with an indulgence