Plenary indulgence
Plenary Ple"na*ry, a. [LL. plenarius, fr. L. plenus full. See {Plenty}.] Full; entire; complete; absolute; as, a plenary license; plenary authority. [1913 Webster]

A treatise on a subject should be plenary or full. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

{Plenary indulgence} (R. C. Ch.), an entire remission of temporal punishment due to, or canonical penance for, all sins.

{Plenary inspiration}. (Theol.) See under {Inspiration}. [1913 Webster]


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  • plenary indulgence — n. R.C.Ch. an indulgence remitting in full the temporal punishment incurred by a sinner …   English World dictionary

  • plenary indulgence — noun Etymology: translation of Medieval Latin plenaria indulgentia Roman Catholicism : a remission of the entire temporal punishment due to sin * * * Rom. Cath. Ch. a remission of the total temporal punishment that is still due to sin after… …   Useful english dictionary

  • plenary indulgence — Rom. Cath. Ch. a remission of the total temporal punishment that is still due to sin after absolution. Cf. indulgence (def. 6). [1665 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • plenary indulgence — /plinəri ɪnˈdʌldʒəns/ (say pleenuhree in duljuhns) noun Roman Catholic Church remission of the total temporal punishment which is still due to sin after sacramental absolution. See indulgence (def. 6) …   Australian English dictionary

  • plenary indulgence — noun Date: 1648 a remission of the entire temporal punishment for sin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Plenary indulgence — Phrase used when a complete remission of punishment was granted. These were at first granted only on special occasions; in time more frequently. Pope Urban II (d. 1099) allowed such indulgences to all crusaders when he remitted all their penances …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • plenary indulgence —  Полная индульгенция …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • plenary indulgence — ple′nary indul′gence n. rel (in Roman Catholicism) a remission of all temporal punishment that is still due to sin after absolution …   From formal English to slang

  • Plenary — Ple na*ry, a. [LL. plenarius, fr. L. plenus full. See {Plenty}.] Full; entire; complete; absolute; as, a plenary license; plenary authority. [1913 Webster] A treatise on a subject should be plenary or full. I. Watts. [1913 Webster] {Plenary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plenary inspiration — Plenary Ple na*ry, a. [LL. plenarius, fr. L. plenus full. See {Plenty}.] Full; entire; complete; absolute; as, a plenary license; plenary authority. [1913 Webster] A treatise on a subject should be plenary or full. I. Watts. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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