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State Church.

The est. ch. of a realm; enjoys certain privileges, usually including state financial support. In medieval RCm and early Protestantism little tolerance was granted dissenting minorities. Intolerance was practiced esp. in Eng. and Scot. The Peace of Augsburg* was a concession to territorialism rather than toleration, which began to emerge with the Peace of Westphalia.*

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