indult

noun
in·​dult | \ ˈin-ˌdəlt How to pronounce indult (audio) , in-ˈdəlt \

Definition of indult

: a special often temporary dispensation granted in the Roman Catholic Church

First Known Use of indult

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for indult

Middle English (Scots), from Medieval Latin indultum, from Late Latin, grant, from Latin, neuter of indultus, past participle of indulgēre

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“Indult.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indult. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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