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Meaning of TOLERATION

Pronunciation:  `tâlu'reyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  official recognition of the right of individuals to hold dissenting opinions (especially in religion)
  2. [n]  a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations; "all people should practice toleration and live together in peace"
 

TOLERATION is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: acceptance, sufferance
 
 See Also: license, permission, permissiveness, permit, self acceptance, tolerance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tol`er*a"tion\, n. [L. toleratio: cf. OF.
toleration.]
1. The act of tolerating; the allowance of that which is not
   wholly approved.

2. Specifically, the allowance of religious opinions and
   modes of worship in a state when contrary to, or different
   from, those of the established church or belief.

3. Hence, freedom from bigotry and severity in judgment of
   the opinions or belief of others, especially in respect to
   religious matters.

 

 

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