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Establishment Clause

establishment clause n

often cap E&C
: a clause in the U.S. Constitution forbidding Congress from establishing a state religion see also Amendment I to the Constitution in the back matter compare free exercise clause



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.