freedom of religion

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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɹiː.dəm.əv.ɹɪ.lɪ.dʒən/

Noun

freedom of religion (uncountable)

  1. The right of people to hold any religious beliefs, or none, and to carry out any practices in accordance with those beliefs or with that absence of belief, so long as these practices do not interfere with other people's legal or civil rights, or any reasonable laws, without fear of harm or prosecution.

Usage notes

  • Use of this phrase may be subject to controversy as it depends upon the interpretation of what restrictions are reasonable: for example, some religious practices may be forbidden in some countries by human rights legislation.

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