[ in-duhlt ]
/ ɪnˈdʌlt /

noun Roman Catholic Church.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for indult

/ (ɪnˈdʌlt) /


RC Church a faculty granted by the Holy See allowing a specific deviation from the Church's common law

Word Origin for indult

C16: from Church Latin indultum a privilege, from Latin indulgēre to indulge
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