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PARTIAL INDULGENCE

An indulgence that removes part of the temporal punishment due to forgiven sin. All particularities in terms of days, months, or years are ow removed from partial indulgences. The new norm is based on the dispositions of the person gaining the indulgence and the character of the indulgenced work that person performs.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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