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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun indulgence has 5 senses


indulgencen. [L. indulgentia: cf. F. indulgence.].
  •  The act of indulging or humoring; the quality of being indulgent; forbearance of restrain or control.  [1913 Webster]
    "If I were a judge, that word indulgence should never issue from my lips."  [1913 Webster]
    "They err, that through indulgence to others, or fondness to any sin in themselves, substitute for repentance anything less."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An indulgent act; favor granted; gratification.  [1913 Webster]
    "If all these gracious indulgences are without any effect on us, we must perish in our own folly."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Remission of the temporal punishment due to sins, after the guilt of sin has been remitted by sincere repentance; absolution from the censures and public penances of the church. It is a payment of the debt of justice to God by the application of the merits of Christ and his saints to the contrite soul through the church. It is therefore believed to diminish or destroy for sins the punishment of purgatory.  [1913 Webster]
indulgencev. t. 
     To grant an indulgence to.  [1913 Webster]


indulgence, n.
1 a the act of indulging. b the state of being indulgent.
2 something indulged in.
3 RC Ch. the remission of temporal punishment in purgatory, still due for sins after absolution.
4 a privilege granted.

Declaration of Indulgence the proclamation of religious liberties, esp. under Charles II in 1672 and James II in 1687.
ME f. OF f. L indulgentia (as INDULGENT)



acceptance, accommodatingness, agreeableness, allowance, attentiveness, benevolence, blank check, carte blanche, charitableness, charity, coddling, complaisance, concern, condonation, connivance, considerateness, consideration, copyright, cosseting, crapulence, crapulency, crapulousness, delicacy, dispensation, disregard, drunkenness, easiness, endurance, excess, excessiveness, extravagance, favor, favoring, forbearance, forbearing, forbearingness, forgiveness, forgivingness, fortitude, franchise, freedom, generousness, gluttony, grant, gratification, heedfulness, helpfulness, humoring, immoderacy, immoderateness, immoderation, immunity, incontinence, indiscipline, inordinacy, inordinateness, intemperance, intemperateness, kindness, lenience, leniency, lenity, liberty, license, long-sufferance, long-suffering, longanimity, luxury, magnanimity, mindfulness, mollycoddling, obliging, obligingness, overdoing, overindulgence, overlooking, overpermissiveness, pampering, patent, patience, patience of Job, patientness, permissiveness, perseverance, pleasing, privilege, prodigality, profligacy, regard, regardfulness, self-control, self-gratification, self-indulgence, self-satisfaction, solicitousness, solicitude, special favor, spoiling, stoicism, sufferance, sweet reasonableness, swinishness, tact, tactfulness, thought, thoughtfulness, tolerance, toleration, too much, too-muchness, treat, unconstraint, uncontrol, understanding, unrestraint, unrevengefulness, waiting game, waiting it out, warrant, winking




N lenity, lenience, leniency, moderation, tolerance, toleration, mildness, gentleness, favor, indulgence, indulgency, clemency, mercy, forbearance, quarter, compassion, lenient, mild, mild as milk, gentle, soft, tolerant, indulgent, easy-going, clement, forbearing, long-suffering.


N permission, leave, allowance, sufferance, tolerance, toleration, liberty, law, license, concession, grace, indulgence, favor, dispensation, exemption, release, connivance, vouchsafement, authorization, warranty, accordance, admission, permit, warrant, brevet, precept, sanction, authority, firman, hukm, pass, passport, furlough, license, carte blanche, ticket of leave, grant, charter, patent, letters patent, permitting, permissive, indulgent, permitted, patent, chartered, permissible, allowable, lawful, legitimate, legal, legalized, licit, unforbid, unforbidden, unconditional, by leave, with leave, on leave, speciali gratia, under favor of, pace, ad libitum, by all means, yes, avec permissin, brevet d'invention.


N forgiveness, pardon, condonation, grace, remission, absolution, amnesty, oblivion, indulgence, reprieve, conciliation, reconcilement, reconciliation, propitiation, excuse, exoneration, quittance, release, indemnity, bill of indemnity, act of indemnity, covenant of indemnity, deed of indemnity, exculpation, longanimity, placability, amantium irae, locus paenitentiae, forbearance, forgiving, placable, conciliatory, forgiven, unresented, unavenged, unrevenged, cry you mercy, veniam petimusque damusque vicissim, more in sorrow than in anger, comprendre tout c'est tout pardonner, the offender never pardons.


N intemperance, sensuality, animalism, carnality, tragalism, pleasure, effeminacy, silkiness, luxury, luxuriousness, lap of pleasure, lap of luxury, free living, indulgence, high living, wild living, inabstinence, self- indulgence, voluptuousness, epicurism, epicureanism, sybaritism, drug habit, dissipation, licentiousness, debauchery, crapulence, revels, revelry, debauch, carousal, jollification, drinking bout, wassail, saturnalia, orgies, excess, too much, Circean cup, bhang, hashish, marijuana, pot, hemp, grass, opium, cocaine, morphine, heroin, LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide, phencyclidine, angel dust, PCP, barbiturates, amphetamines, speed, intemperate, inabstinent, sensual, self-indulgent, voluptuous, luxurious, licentious, wild, dissolute, rakish, fast, debauched, brutish, crapulous, swinish, piggish, Paphian, Epicurean, Sybaritical, bred in the lap of luxury, nursed in the lap of luxury, indulged, pampered, full-fed, high-fed, being full of supper and distempering draughts.

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