Definition of doctrinal adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    doctrinal

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈdɑktrənl//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1relating to a doctrine or doctrines the doctrinal position of the English Church
  2. 2(disapproving) a rigidly doctrinal approach
doctrinally
 
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NAmE//ˈdɑktrənəli//
 
adverb
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