Pronunciation: (tol"u-rā'shun), [key]
1. an act or instance of tolerating, esp. of what is not actually approved; forbearance: to show toleration toward the protesters.
2. permission by law or government of the exercise of religions other than an established religion; noninterference in matters of private faith and worship.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.