an act or instance of tolerating, especially of what is not actually approved; forbearance: to show toleration toward the protesters.
permission by law or government of the exercise of religions other than an established religion; noninterference in matters of private faith and worship.
- tol·er·a·tion·ism, noun
- tol·er·a·tion·ist, noun
- non·tol·er·a·tion, noun
- su·per·tol·er·a·tion, noun
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How to use toleration in a sentence
Citizens show mutual toleration when they peacefully accept their leader has lost without taking violent steps to restore them to power.
A lawmaker shows mutual toleration when they accept the result of this election and do not try to overturn it.
In a 2018 interview with the Washington Post’s Matt O’Brien, Ziblatt warned that once a major political party abandons norms such as forbearance and mutual toleration, a death spiral may be inevitable.
Too often this dynamic results in a toleration of demagogues who show callousness to communities of color in the USA.Hispanic Outreach Director Explains Why He Said ‘Adios’ to the GOP | John Avlon | May 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Yes, Israel is what Walzer called, in his book On toleration, a “complicated case.”
Passage of the well known toleration act of England, which so greatly relieved the dissenters.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
But Villegagnon now imagined himself secure in his colony, and threw off the mask of toleration.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
The early years of the reign of Diocletian were characterized for the most part by principles of religious toleration.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
Now this day's discussion was not merely one of form; but it has established toleration in all its extent.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
The attitude of the leaders toward all these differing views has become one of easy toleration.Frdric Mistral | Charles Alfred Downer
British Dictionary definitions for toleration
the act or practice of tolerating
freedom to hold religious opinions that differ from the established or prescribed religion of a country
- tolerationism, noun
- tolerationist, noun
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