Official recognition of the rights of individuals and groups to hold dissenting opinions, especially on religion.
Tolerance; esp., freedom to hold religious views that differ from the established ones.
Specifically, the allowance by a government (other ruling power) of the exercise of religion beyond the state established faith.
Origin of toleration
From Middle French toleration, from LatintolerÄtiÅnem, accusative singular of tolerÄtiÅ, from the verb tolerÅ (“I tolerate"). Compare tolerance.
Toleration Sentence Examples
He was on the side of toleration and protected the reformers.
Religious toleration was granted, but with the important exception that some harsh measures were enacted against Anglicans and Roman Catholics, to neither of whom was liberty of worship accorded.
But though his eclectic system failed, the spirit of toleration which originated it produced in other ways many important results, and, indeed, may be said to have done more to establish Akbar's power on a secure basis than all his economic and social reforms. He conciliated the Hindus by giving them freedom of worship; while at the same time he strictly prohibited certain barbarous Brahmanical practices, such as trial by ordeal and the burning of widows against their will.
Frederick dreamed of remodelling society upon a mundane type, which anticipated the large toleration and cosmopolitan enlightenment of the actual Renaissance.
Cromwell himself, however, remained throughout a staunch and constant upholder of religious toleration.