Indult

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Indult (Spain) A duty levied on all importations.
    • Indult A privilege or exemption; an indulgence; a dispensation granted by the pope.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n indult An indulgence; license; permission; grant.
    • n indult In the Roman Catholic Church, a license or permission granted by the Pope for the performance of some act not sanctioned by the common law of the church; an exemption; a privilege.
    • n indult In Spain, an impost formerly paid to the king on everything brought in galleons from America.
    • indult To indulge; grant; permit; accord.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Indult a license granted by the Pope, authorising something to be done which the common law of the Church does not sanction
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. indultum, indulgence, favor, fr. indultus, p. p. of indulgere,: cf. It. indulto, F. indult,. See Indulge
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. indulgēre, to be kind to—in, in, and prob. L. dulcis, sweet.

Usage

In literature:

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