liberty of conscience
- The freedom to follow one's religious or ethical beliefs.
- 1603, John Florio, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, The Essayes, […], printed at London: […] Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821:, II.19:
- the Emperor Julian useth the same receipt of libertie of conscience, to enkindle the trouble of civill dissention, which our Kings employ to extinguish.
- 2010, Alistair Cooke, The Guardian, 12 June 1957:
- The 1620 ship brought a small company of brave men and women to plant here liberty of conscience denied them in their homeland.