Roman Religion Edict of Toleration of Serdica, that established Christianity as a Religio licita.

An edict of toleration is a declaration, made by a government or ruler, and states that members of a given religion will not suffer religious persecution for engaging in their traditions' practices. Edicts may imply tacit acceptance of a state religion.


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Late modern period

20th century

See also


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