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Dictionary definition for: Indulgence

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

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

3. (n) the act of indulging or gratifying a desire

4. (n) foolish or senseless behavior

5. (n) 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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