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TOLERATION. In some. countries, where religion is established by law, certain sects who do not agree with the established religion are nevertheless permitted to exist, and this permission is called toleration. Those are permitted and allowed to remain rather as a matter of favor than a matter of right.
     2. In the United States, there is no such a thing as toleration, all men have an equal right to worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences. See Christianity; Conscience; Religious test.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Rather, the effect of Enlightenment tolerationism was to encourage Russian thinkers to root toleration in theories about civil and political rights or to ground it in natural virtue--that is, to do what Radishchev, Speranskii, Novosil'tsov, and Murav'ev accomplished in their theories.