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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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It is also very inspiring to know that during this Year of Mercy, we can get plenary indulgence for our dear departed and loved ones by meeting the requirements earlier enumerated here.
To obtain a plenary indulgence, the faithful must commit to avoid all sins, even venial, sacramentally confess their sins, receive the Holy Communion, and pray for the Pope and his prayer intentions, said Father Pascual.
Francis looks at the year as a privileged moment in God's plan of salvation, wherein people once excluded from grace are accommodated, nay, welcomed again and given plenary indulgence, no less, to erase their sins, as if they were never committed.
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.
The Jubilee of Mercy is a special season when Catholics can gain plenary indulgence by doing a pilgrimage to a Jubilee church, shrine or basilica designated by their local bishop in their own country, without needing to fly to Rome.
NiAaAaAeA~o Church, explained th churchgoers will gain a plenary indulgence if they receive the sacrament of Reconciliation and Holy Communion, prayed for the Holy Father's intentions, and entered the Door of Mercy on the same 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.
Pope Francis has granted plenary indulgence to all who will take part in the Jubilee celebrations-while observing other necessary conditions-that will take place internationally and in each province of the order.
The plenary indulgence will be granted if they dedicate a sufficient amount of time to the corporal or spiritual works of mercy," Vatican radio said.
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.