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indulgence

noun accordance, acquiescence, allowance, approval, benevolence, benignitas, clearance, clemency, compassion, favor, forgiveness, generosity, grant, gratification, gratification of desire, inabstinence, indulgentia, leave, lenience, leniency, lenity, license, magnanimity, obligingness, pampering, patience, permission, quarter, sanction, sufferance, toleration, venia, vouchsafement
See also: benevolence, clemency, condonation, consent, dispensation, exception, favor, franchise, grace, grant, greed, largess, leave, lenience, license, longanimity, permission, philanthropy, privilege, remission, sanction, sufferance, temperance, tolerance, understanding, vice

INDULGENCE. A favor granted.
     2. It is a general rule that where a creditor gives indulgence, by entering into a binding contract with a principal debtor, by which the surety is or may be damnified, such surety is discharged, because the creditor has put it out of his power to enforce immediate payment; when the surety would have a right to require him to do so. 6 Dow, P. C. 238; 3 Mer. R. 272; Bac. Ab. Oblig. D; and see Giving Time.
     3. But mere inaction by the creditor, if he do not deprive himself of the right to sue the principal, does not in general discharge the surety. See Forbearance.

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In the past the faithful travelled from all over the world to participate in one of a limited number of events where plenary indulgences were offered.
But, she has such trust in the power of prayer ("I have no doubt that the plenary indulgence works with just one try ") that she perseveres in this devotion.
If only other Catholic officials, especially those at the Vatican and the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, could echo those of Maryknoll's leader -- "We are open to being further educated on this" -- we would have a less archaic approach to tobacco than a plenary indulgence for stopping for a day.
This is the only Sunday that has a very special plenary indulgence attached to it.
Somewhere I had read that if you make a Confession, say your penance, and kiss Saint Peter's shoe, a plenary indulgence is deposited in your account in heaven, canceling time owed in purgatory for your sins.
Still, Quinn's steaks and lobsters earned him a plenary indulgence.
24-25): "A Plenary Indulgence is granted to each member of the faithful under the usual conditions (sacramental Confession, Eucharistic Communion, and prayer in keeping with the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff, with the soul completely removed from attachment to any form of sin) each and every time they participate attentively in a sacred function or a devotional exercise undertaken in honour of the Blessed Sacrament solemnly exposed or conserved in the Tabernacle.
If you die immediately after receiving a plenary indulgence, you go directly to heaven.
As Marina Jimenez of the Post also reported, many of the young people did open their hearts in confession, one of the requirements for the plenary indulgence which a pilgrim may gain.