free exercise clause

noun, often capitalized F&E&C

Legal Definition of free exercise clause

: the clause in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibiting Congress from making any law prohibiting the free exercise of religion — see also freedom of religion — compare establishment clause

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“Free exercise clause.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/free%20exercise%20clause. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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