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  • Indulgence — An indulgence, in Roman Catholic theology, is the full or partial remission of temporal punishment due for sins which have already been forgiven. The indulgence is granted by the church after the sinner has confessed and received absolution. [… …   Wikipedia

  • indulgence — /in dul jeuhns/, n., v., indulgenced, indulgencing. n. 1. the act or practice of indulging; gratification of desire. 2. the state of being indulgent. 3. indulgent allowance or tolerance. 4. a catering to someone s mood or whim; humoring: The sick …   Universalium

  • grace period — grace pe·ri·od n: a period of time beyond a scheduled date during which a required action (as payment of an obligation) may be taken without incurring the ordinarily resulting adverse consequences (as penalty or cancellation): as a: a period of… …   Law dictionary

  • ego-trip —  Period of indulgence in egocentric behaviour …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • Islam in Iran — The Islamic conquest of Persia (637 651) led to the end of the Sassanid Empire and the eventual decline of the Zoroastrian religion in Persia. However, the achievements of the previous Persian civilizations were not lost, but were to a great… …   Wikipedia

  • pardon — par·don n 1: a release from the legal penalties of an offense 2: an official warrant of remission of penalty as an act of clemency compare commute 3: excuse or forgiveness for a fault or offense pardon vt …   Law dictionary

  • fling — (v.) c.1300, probably from or related to O.N. flengja to flog, of uncertain origin. The M.E. intransitive sense is that suggested by phrase have a fling at make a try. The noun meaning attempt, attack is from early 14c. Sense of period of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • spree — /spri / (say spree) noun 1. a lively frolic. 2. a bout or spell of drinking to intoxication. 3. a session or period of indulgence: a spending spree. {origin uncertain} …   Australian English dictionary

  • jag — 1. n. & v. n. a sharp projection of rock etc. (jagged, jagging) 1 cut or tear unevenly. 2 make indentations in. Derivatives: jagger n. Etymology: ME, prob. imit. 2. n. sl. 1 a drinking bout; a spree. 2 a period of indulgence in an activity …   Useful english dictionary

  • fest — /fest/ noun 1. (usu in combination) a party or gathering, or (in writing) a collection, esp for a particular activity, as in songfest 2. A concentrated period of indulgence in a particular activity, as in sleaze fest ORIGIN: Ger Fest festival …   Useful english dictionary