Definition of RELIGIOUS TEST


RELIGIOUS TEST

The constitution of the United States, art. 6,
s. 3, de-clares that "no religious test shall ever be required as a
qualification to any office, or public trust under the United States."


2. This clause was introduced for the double purpose of satisfying the
scruples of many respectable persons, who feel an invincible repugnance to any
religious test or affirmation, and to cut off forever every pretence of any
alliance between church and state in the national government. Story on the
Const. §1841.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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