- The practice of tolerating something, in particular differences of opinion or behaviour: the king demanded greater religious tolerationMore example sentences
forbearance, liberality, open-mindedness, lack of prejudice, lack of bias, broad-mindedness, liberalism; patience, long-suffering, magnanimity, sympathy, charity, lenience, leniency, lenity, indulgence, sufferance, clemency, permissiveness, condoning, condonation, complaisance, laxnessacceptance, tolerance, approval, understanding, endurance, putting up with, ignoringfreedom of conscience
- He ignores the long tradition of religious toleration under the Ottoman Empire.
- 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.
late 15th century (denoting the granting of permission by authority): from French tolération, from Latin toleratio(n-), from tolerare (see tolerate).