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plenary indulgence

noun, Roman Catholic Church.
1.
a remission of the total temporal punishment that is still due to sin after absolution.
Compare indulgence (def 6).
Origin of plenary indulgence
1665-1675
First recorded in 1665-75
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  • A plenary indulgence at the hour of death, under the same conditions.

  • A plenary indulgence at the hour of death, for saying it often during life.

  • He also conceded a plenary indulgence to all who have made such visits three times in three distinct days.

  • If you would really like to humble me, I'll give you plenary indulgence when you come to see us.

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
  • A plenary indulgence, once a month, for saying it daily; under the usual conditions.

  • A plenary indulgence, once a month, for devoutly making these acts daily; under the usual conditions.

  • A plenary indulgence, once a month, for saying it every day; under the usual conditions.

  • A plenary indulgence, once a month, for saying it every day for a month; under the usual conditions.

  • A plenary indulgence, once a month, for having said it daily during the month; under the usual conditions.

  • Non-Catholics grant a kind of plenary indulgence to every one by saying that works of penance are unnecessary.

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