Definitions for "1782 Edict of Tolerance"
The 1782 Edict of Tolerance (German: Toleranzpatent) was a declaration issued on January 2, 1782 by Joseph II, King of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor, outlining a policy of greater religious tolerance towards the Jews under his rule and repealing the earlier Jewish Regulation of May 5, 1764. The edict was initially promulgated from Vienna and Lower Austria and subsequently applied in other provinces of the empire as well.