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indult

[ in-duhlt ]
/ ɪnˈdʌlt /
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noun Roman Catholic Church.

a dispensation granted often temporarily by the pope, permitting a deviation from church law.

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Origin of indult

1525–35; <Medieval Latin indultum noun use of neuter of indultus, past participle of indulgēre to indulge
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British Dictionary definitions for indult

indult
/ (ɪnˈdʌlt) /

noun

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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