Definition of doctrinal in English:

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doctrinal

Pronunciation: /dɒkˈtrʌɪn(ə)l/

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

Pronunciation: /dɒkˈtrʌɪn(ə)li/
adverb
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).

Words that rhyme with doctrinal

final, semi-final, spinal, urinal
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