As a noun indulgence
is the act of indulging.
As a verb indulgence
is (roman catholic church
) to provide with an indulgence.
As an adjective sabbatine is
of or relating to an indulgence granted to the carmelite order in 1322 which promised liberation from purgatory on the saturday after death.
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
Of or relating to an indulgence granted to the Carmelite order in 1322 which promised liberation from purgatory on the Saturday after death.