Definition of indult in English:

indult

Syllabification: in·dult
Pronunciation: /inˈdəlt
 
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noun

  • (In the Roman Catholic Church) a license granted by the pope authorizing an act that the common law of the Church does not sanction.
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    • In 1487, eager to appease France, Pope Innocent VIII granted James III an ‘indult’, giving him the right to prefer to Scottish livings and higher Church posts.
    • This is a concrete gesture in the Pope's own diocese, which reinforces what the Holy Father called for in the 1984 indult and in his 1988 letter Ecclesia Dei Adflicta.
    • There has been much talk about an impending ‘general indult’ allowing priests worldwide to celebrate the Tridentine Mass.

Origin

late 15th century: from French, from late Latin indultum 'grant, concession', neuter past participle of Latin indulgere 'indulge'.

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