liberty of conscience
Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- The freedom to follow one's religious or ethical beliefs.
- 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.