Definition of doctrinal in English:

doctrinal

Line breaks: doc|tri¦nal
Pronunciation: /dɒkˈtrʌɪn(ə)l
 
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adjective

  • Concerned with a doctrine or doctrines: doctrinal disputes
    More example sentences
    • ‘It is not for a secular newspaper to comment on the doctrinal disputes of any religious faith’.
    • This is not simply a doctrinal dispute over what name God is to be called, it is a dispute of who God actually is.
    • The errors needed correcting, and besides, this was no time for doctrinal disputes!

Derivatives

doctrinally

adverb
More example sentences
  • That is where a different way of thinking, less doctrinally liberal, less fundamentalist and more pluralist, is required.
  • His work has advanced the church on a course that was institutionally and doctrinally unimaginable even forty years ago.
  • Still, various groups differ in their understanding of what specific texts have been explicitly or doctrinally judged as constituting Scripture.

Origin

late Middle English: from late Latin doctrinalis, from doctrina 'teaching, learning' (see doctrine).

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