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Overview of noun indulgence

The noun indulgence has 5 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. indulgence, self-indulgence

(an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires)

2. indulgence, lenience, leniency

(a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child")

3. indulgence, indulging, pampering, humoring

(the act of indulging or gratifying a desire)

4. folly, foolery, tomfoolery, craziness, lunacy, indulgence

(foolish or senseless behavior)

5. indulgence

(the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution; "in the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse")

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