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  • n. A permission or privilege granted by the church authority that excepts an individual from what is otherwise a norm of church law, such as a release from monastic vows.
  • from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

    • n. A duty levied on all importations.
    • from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

      • v. To indulge; grant; permit; accord.



The word 'indult' comes from a Latin word meaning 'concession, gift', ultimately from a Latin root meaning 'to be kind'.