in·​dult ˈin-ˌdəlt How to pronounce indult (audio)
: a special often temporary dispensation granted in the Roman Catholic Church

Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of indult was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Indult.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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