plenary indulgence

nounRoman 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

First recorded in 1665–75

Words Nearby plenary indulgence Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use plenary indulgence in a sentence

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

  • It was called Great Friday, and on that day such as entered the sanctuary of Anis received plenary indulgence.

  • To this act he was instigated by the pope, who sent him his benediction, with a plenary indulgence for his sins.

    Guy Fawkes | Thomas Lathbury
  • 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 at the hour of death, under the same conditions.