freedom of religion

freedom of religion
freedom of re·li·gion: the right esp. as guaranteed under the free exercise clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to practice one's religion or exercise one's beliefs without intervention by the government and to be free of the exercise of authority by a church through the government see also free exercise clause
◇ The freedom of religion as guaranteed by the First Amendment can be overcome by a showing by the government of a compelling state interest. On this basis, practices used in some religions, such as drug use and bigamy, are prohibited despite the First Amendment guarantee.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

freedom of religion
n.
The right to choose and practice a religion without interference from the government or from established churches, guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


freedom of religion
n. The right, guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, to choose religious practices or to abstain from any without government intervention.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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