Definition of toleration noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌtɒləˈreɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtɑːləˈreɪʃn//
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a willingness to allow something that you do not like or agree with to happen or continue synonym tolerance religious toleration the toleration of difference He preached toleration for all religions. Religious minorities were allowed a wide measure of toleration. Word Originlate 15th cent. (denoting the granting of permission by authority): from French tolération, from Latin toleratio(n-), from tolerare.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: toleration