Definition of "indulgence" []

  • The act or an instance of indulging; gratification: indulgence of every whim. (noun)
  • The state of being indulgent. (noun)
  • The act of indulging in something: indulgence in irresponsible behavior. (noun)
  • Something indulged in: Sports cars are an expensive indulgence. (noun)
  • Liberal or lenient treatment; tolerance: treated their grandchildren with fond indulgence. (noun)
  • The act of indulging or state of being indulgent (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A pleasure, habit, etc, indulged in; extravagance (noun)
  • Liberal or tolerant treatment (noun)
  • Something granted as a favour or privilege (noun)
  • A remission of the temporal punishment for sin after its guilt has been forgiven (noun)
  • An extension of time granted as a favour for payment of a debt or as fulfilment of some other obligation (noun)
  • A royal grant during the reigns of Charles II and James II of England giving Nonconformists and Roman Catholics a measure of religious freedom (noun)
  • To designate as providing indulgence (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "indulgence" in a sentence
  • "This indulgence is a plenary one from November 1 through November 8 and can be gained on each one of these days."
  • "This indulgence is already contained in the apostolic constitution, Indulgentiarum doctrina, norm 15. it is included here in light of the Sacred Penitentiary's deliberations since the constitution was issued."
  • "On the other days of the year this indulgence is apartial one."