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Encyclopedia > Edict of Toleration

An edict of toleration is a declaration made by a government or ruler and states that members of a given religion will not be persecuted for engaging in their religious practices and traditions. The edict implies tacit acceptance of the religion rather than its endorsement by the ruling power.


Edicts of toleration in history

Below are specific edicts that have been issued:


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edict: Definition, Synonyms and Much More from Answers.com (989 words)
Edict of Pistres (864), by Charles the Bald.
Edict of Fontainebleau (1685), by Louis XIV of France.
Edict of Toleration (1839), by King Kamehameha III of Hawaii.
Edict of Toleration (Hawaii) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (232 words)
An Edict of Toleration is a declaration made by a government, or ruler, which states that it, or he/she, will not persecute members of a certain religion for engaging in their religious practices and traditions.
King Kamehameha III issued an Edict of Toleration in June 17, 1839 allowing for the establishment of the Hawaii Catholic Church.
Under threat of the French government seeking to protect the work of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Kamehameha III issued an Edict of Toleration on June 17, 1839 allowing for the establishment of the Hawaii Catholic Church.
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