ministerial exception

noun

Legal Definition of ministerial exception

: an exemption from liability for employment discrimination claims afforded to religious organizations under the First Amendment

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“Ministerial exception.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/ministerial%20exception. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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