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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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If I, for his good, deny him some trifling indulgence, he goes to his father, and the latter, in spite of his selfish indolence, will even give himself some trouble to meet the child's desires: if I attempt to curb his will, or look gravely on him for some act of childish disobedience, he knows his other parent will smile and take his part against me.
But the end to which both will arrive at last will be the same: the one are fast destroying themselves by sensual indulgences, and the other are fast being destroyed by a complication of disorders, and the want of wholesome food.
The child had many more luxuries and indulgences than had been awarded his father.
President Macron should refuse to continue France's disgraceful policies of indulgence toward al-Sisi's repressive government," Human Rights Watch (HRW) France director Benedicte Jeannerod said in a statement.
In the final decades of the 15th century, however, a new type of indulgence surfaced--one that impacted the dead and could upgrade a soul from purgatory to heaven.
A truly guilt free indulgence, with a mere two grams of carbs per 100g.
This adds a blade's edge of excitement, subversion, and self-scuttle that makes each indulgence criminal, though faintly, and allows the "limited means individual" to savor the pleasures and anxieties of both perpetrator and victim, a real roundhouse of utility thrown in for the price.
For one thing, there are more mini frozen desserts available to satisfy shoppers' craving for a satisfying but not over-the-top indulgence.
There's indulgence when you pray for the person who died,' he said.
It's an indulgence BARRY Sheerman has stated that he still dreamed of having an overhead cable car running from the town centre to the stadium in Leeds Road.
The individual portion and packaging of our new Sara Lee Cheesecake Slices provide the ease and convenience consumers are seeking for an after-meal treat or 1 sweet Indulgence during the day.
Thus, 44% of Swedes listed clothes, shoes or handbags as their main choices when indulgence spending.