Tending to cleanse; cleansing; expiatory.
A state or place of purification after death; according to the Roman Catholic creed, a place, or a state believed to exist after death, in which the souls of persons are purified by expiating such offenses committed in this life as do not merit eternal damnation, or in which they fully satisfy the justice of God for sins that have been forgiven. After this purgation from the impurities of sin, the souls are believed to be received into heaven.
A place of expiation where a soul that has died in grace and is saved is sent to purge the shortcomings of his soul and also pay for the sins he has committed, it is the impermanent part of Hell. More
The Roman Catholic Church teaches that almost everyone who is not sent to hell at death will go to this place and/or state. They will be purified through punishment for an interval of time before going to heaven. Belief in Purgatory was never accepted by the Orthodox Churches; it has been rejected by the Protestant Churches.
The place between earth and Heaven, "Heaven's waiting room."
a temporary condition of torment or suffering; "a purgatory of drug abuse"
(theology) in Roman Catholic theology the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to expiate their sins
a place or state where those who have died in the grace of God must spend time expiating their venial faults and forgiven mortal sins before being admitted to the Beatific Vision, or presence of God return to beginning
In Roman Catholic theology, a state or place where the soul of those who have died penitent are made fit for paradise by expiating venial sins and undergoing any punishment remaining for previously forgiven sins
temporal punishment due for sins and purification after death that "transforms" those souls that are not yet "PERFECT IN LOVE"
a place of temporary punishment where the Christian is cleansed from sin before he can enter into heaven.
The place where the souls of those who have died must go to becleansed of all their sin before they can be admitted to Heaven.
place of suffering or torment. This is where the soul was believed to go to pay for sins committed during life
temporary state or process of "cleansing" after death in preparation for Heaven
A place in which the souls of those who have died in grace stay, in order to be purified of their sins. The greatest torture in Purgatory is to be separated from GOD for a time. 2MACH 12:43,46
The state or condition in which those who have died in the state of grace, but with some attachment to sin, suffer for a time as they are being purified before they are admitted to the glory and happiness of heaven.
The state or condition in which those who die in a state of grace, but with some sin in their lives, suffer until they are admitted into heaven.
A place where good souls may wait to make up for sins. Also a tending to purge, a place of remorse.
In Roman Catholic theology, purgatory is the place where those who die in grace, but are still "imperfectly purified", undergo purification to achieve the holiness necessary to enter heaven. Purgatory has no basis in Scripture and contradicts the scriptural assurance of full and free forgiveness through the redemptive work of our Savior.
Purgatory is a doctrine in the Roman Catholic Church, which posits that those who die in a state of grace undergo a purification in order to achieve the holiness necessary to enter heaven.Catechism of the Catholic Church 1030; see also http://www.vatican.va/archive/catechism/p123a12.htm#III This purification of the elect, while traditionally seen a fiery punishment for sins, is declared to be entirely different from the punishment of the damned in hell.Cf. Council of Florence (1439): DS 1304; Council of Trent (1563): DS 1820; (1547): 1580; see also Benedict XII, Benedictus Deus (1336): DS 1000. The Catholic doctrine holds that the souls in purgatory undergo temporal punishment due to venial sins or as satisfaction due to their transgressions,http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12575a.htm Catholic Encyclopedia entry on Purgatory and that they can be aided by the prayer and sufferings of the faithful and the Sacrifice of the Mass.c.f.