Definition of toleration:
- Hence, freedom from bigotry and severity in judgment of the opinions or belief of others, especially in respect to religious matters.
- Specifically, the allowance of religious opinions and modes of worship in a state when contrary to, or different from, those of the established church or belief.
- The act of tolerating; the allowance of that which is not wholly approved.
accept, sufferance, acceptation, credence, sanction, clearance, exemption, authority, leniency, charitableness, lenity, espousal, consent, approval, adoption, forbearance, dispensation, leave, lenience, permission, indulgence, authorization, tolerance, banker's acceptance, charity, acceptance.
- forgiveness (part of speech: noun)
- slackness (part of speech: noun)
- liberation (part of speech: noun)
The Emancipation Act, following and combined with the repeal of the Test Act, rendered it almost inevitable that religious toleration would in time be extended to all persuasions, even to those adverse to Christianity.- "The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860", Charles Duke Yonge.
Thank Heaven we are not all alike; and so long as we have a common purpose in the Union, and mutual toleration, respect, and sympathy, the greater will be our achievement and the nobler our total development, if every section is true to the evolution of its local traits.- "The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner", Charles Dudley Warner.
- "The Forerunners", Romain Rolland.