treasury of merits

nounRoman Catholic Church.
  1. the superabundant store of merits and satisfactions, comprising those of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and the saints.

Origin of treasury of merits

First recorded in 1920–25
  • Also called treasury of the Church .

Words Nearby treasury of merits Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023