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Establishment Clause

Syllabification: Es·tab·lish·ment Clause

Definition of Establishment Clause in English:

noun

Law
The clause in the First Amendment of the US Constitution that prohibits the establishment of religion by Congress.
Example sentences
  • Under this test the government does not violate the Establishment Clause unless it (1) provides direct aid to religion in a way that would tend to establish a state church, or (2) coerces people to support or participate in religion against their will.

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