indulgency

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indulgency (countable and uncountable, plural indulgencies)

  1. (dated) indulgence
    • 1897, Ernest Renan, Recollections of My Youth[1]:
      My amiability, which is in many cases the result of indifference; my indulgency, which is sincere enough, and is due to the fact that I see clearly how unjust men are to one another; my conscientious habits, which afford me real pleasure, and my infinite capacity for enduring ennui, attributable perhaps to my having been so well inoculated by ennui during my youth that it has never taken since, are all to be explained by the circle in which I lived, and the profound impressions which I received.
    • 1898, Murat Halstead, The Story of the Philippines and Our New Possessions,[2]:
      The poor Tagalo carried with him a large collection of little books written by you, which were given him by his Priest, who told him they represented so much indulgency for his next life.