- Establishment Clause
(USA) that part of the First Amendment that prevents the government promoting a religion as part of the state.
Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001.
- Establishment Clause
Contained in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, this clause prohibits the government from establishing an official religion. It also prohibits the government from preferring one religion over another, preferring religion over nonreligion, or vice versa.Establishment Clause (Cornell University's Legal Information Institute)Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
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