cujus regio ejus religio


cujus regio ejus religio
 ; cujus regio ejus religio
   This Latin phrase (meaning "whose government, theirs the religion") refers to the political position that the civil government of a region has the right to determine the religious beliefs and practices for the inhabitants of that region; this principle has often been used to support the establishment of official state religions.

Glossary of theological terms. . 2014.