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The practice of tolerating something, in particular differences of opinion or behaviour.‘the king demanded greater religious toleration’
forbearance, liberality, open-mindedness, lack of prejudice, lack of bias, broad-mindedness, liberalismacceptance, tolerance, approval, understanding, endurance, putting up with, ignoringfreedom of worship, religious freedom, freedom of conscienceView synonyms
- ‘William agreed to religious toleration and to Parliament's claims to authority.’
- ‘He rejected confessional Christianity and allowed religious toleration in his kingdom.’
- ‘They also desired fair trials, religious toleration and vast administrative reforms.’
- ‘His dissertation is a study of the politics of religious toleration in the middle colonies.’
- ‘Charles then set about promoting the cause of religious toleration for all non-Anglicans.’
- ‘There are other forms of religious toleration which are not liberal.’
- ‘He should fight against oppression and to establish justice and the broadest principles of religious toleration.’
- ‘In 1568 a royal edict extended religious toleration to Catholics, Lutherans, Unitarians and Calvinists.’
- ‘It was also the the first European settlement to proclaim religious toleration.’
- ‘He ignores the long tradition of religious toleration under the Ottoman Empire.’
- ‘Her desire for religious toleration was in stark contrast to the bigotry that riddled French society.’
- ‘I'd like to think my toleration for different races, religions and sexuality is really high because of the way I was raised and my studies.’
- ‘The multicultural character of societies today renders the mutual toleration of differences important.’
- ‘Cultures also differ in their toleration of uncertainty.’
- ‘We are still looking for a positive case to be made on behalf of liberal toleration.’
- ‘With varying degrees of consciousness, most Americans seem to appreciate the practical benefits of liberalism and toleration.’
- ‘Liberal ideas first took shape in the struggle for religious toleration in the 16th and 17th centuries.’
- ‘Born in London, he distinguished himself by loyalty in politics and toleration in religion.’
- ‘Instead they cultivate the value of toleration, which becomes the chief virtue in democratic societies.’
- ‘He believed in religious toleration but supported an established church, the Anglican Communion.’
Late 15th century (denoting the granting of permission by authority): from French tolération, from Latin toleratio(n-), from tolerare (see tolerate).
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