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Multiconfessionalism describes the existence, acceptance, or promotion of multiple religious traditions within a single jurisdiction, usually considered in terms of religion associated with a state. It is used when describing countries with three or more significant confessional groups.
Examples of modern countries deemed multiconfessional are Lebanon and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The "National Pact" is an unwritten agreement that laid the foundation of Lebanon as a confessionalist state, having shaped the country to this day; state offices are divided between the major ethno-religious groups.
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