\ɪndˈʌld͡ʒənsɪz], \ɪndˈʌldʒənsɪz], \ɪ_n_d_ˈʌ_l_dʒ_ə_n_s_ɪ_z]\
Definitions of INDULGENCES
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[L.] A power claimed by the Latin Church of granting remission for a certain term, either on earth or in purgatory, of the penalties due to sin. The practice was introduced in the eleventh century, as a recompense to those who incurred the perils of the Crusades. Indulgences are said to be (1) Plenary, or complete; or (2) Partial.
By Henry Percy Smith