Indult sentence example

indult
  • indultusn, from indulgere, grant, concede, allow), a, papal licence which authorizes the doing of something not sanctioned by the common law of the church; thus by an indult the pope authorizes a bishop to grant certain relaxations during the Lenten fast according to the necessities of the situation, climate, &c., of his diocese.
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  • an indult, licensing a change of order and of abode for Rabelais.
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  • It is uncertain whether the papal indult of forty days was granted by Innocent III or Innocent IV.
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  • INDULT (Lat.
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