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Meaning of toleration

tol•er•a•tion

Pronunciation: (tol"u-rā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or instance of tolerating, esp. of what is not actually approved; forbearance: to show toleration toward the protesters.
  2. permission by law or government of the exercise of religions other than an established religion; noninterference in matters of private faith and worship.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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