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Definition of doctrinal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

doctrinal

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//dɒkˈtraɪnl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːktrənl//
 
(formal)
 
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relating to a doctrine or doctrines the doctrinal position of the English church (disapproving) a rigidly doctrinal approach Word Origin late Middle English: from late Latin doctrinalis, from doctrina ‘teaching, learning’, from doctor ‘teacher’, from docere ‘teach’.
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