Definition of toleration in English:


Syllabification: tol·er·a·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌtäləˈrāSH(ə)n


The practice of tolerating something, in particular differences of opinion or behavior: the king demanded greater religious toleration
More example sentences
  • 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).

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