Indulgence vs Indulgement - What's the difference?

indulgence | indulgement |

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.




(en noun)
  • the act of indulging
  • * Hammond
  • They err, that through indulgence to others, or fondness to any sin in themselves, substitute for repentance anything less.
  • tolerance
  • catering to someone's every desire
  • something in which someone indulges
  • An indulgent act; favour granted; gratification.
  • * Rogers
  • If all these gracious indulgences are without any effect on us, we must perish in our own folly.
  • (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:
  • 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
  • indulgement



  • (archaic) indulgence
  • (Wood)
    (Webster 1913)