toleration definition by Webster's New World
- the act or an instance of tolerating
- tolerance; esp., freedom to hold religious views that differ from the established ones
Origin: French tolération ; from Classical Latin toleratio
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- tolerationist noun
toleration definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Tolerance with respect to the actions and beliefs of others: “Toleration . . . is the greatest gift of the mind” (Helen Keller).
- Official recognition of the rights of individuals and groups to hold dissenting opinions, especially on religion.