treasury of merits

Definition of treasury of merits

  1. :  the superabundant satisfaction of Christ for human sins and the excess of merit of the saints which according to Roman Catholic theology is effective for salvation of others and is available for dispensation through indulgences

First Known Use of treasury of merits

1636


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