The term “claimant” means a person raising a claim or defense under this chapter.
The term “demonstrates” means meets the burdens of going forward with the evidence and of persuasion.
The term “Free Exercise Clause” means that portion of the first amendment to the Constitution that proscribes laws prohibiting the free exercise of religion.
The term “land use regulation” means a zoning or landmarking law, or the application of such a law, that limits or restricts a claimant’s use or development of land (including a structure affixed to land), if the claimant has an ownership, leasehold, easement, servitude, or other property interest in the regulated land or a contract or option to acquire such an interest.
The term “religious exercise” includes any exercise of religion, whether or not compelled by, or central to, a system of religious belief.