- a dispensation granted often temporarily by the pope, permitting a deviation from church law.
Origin of indult
1525–35; < Medieval Latin indultum noun use of neuter of indultus, past participle of indulgēre to indulge
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for indult
At that time the provinces were divided, and this province of Philipinas was one of those which obtained the indult.
The bishop of Sugbú came to govern it, by indult of his Holiness, with which he has governed twice at Manila.
- RC Church a faculty granted by the Holy See allowing a specific deviation from the Church's common law
C16: from Church Latin indultum a privilege, from Latin indulgēre to indulge
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012