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indult

[in-duhlt] /ɪnˈdʌlt/
noun, Roman Catholic Church.
1.
a dispensation granted often temporarily by the pope, permitting a deviation from church law.
Origin of indult
1525-1535
1525-35; < Medieval Latin indultum noun use of neuter of indultus, past participle of indulgēre to indulge
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indult

/ɪnˈdʌlt/
noun
1.
(RC Church) a faculty granted by the Holy See allowing a specific deviation from the Church's common law
Word Origin
C16: from Church Latin indultum a privilege, from Latin indulgēre to indulge
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