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Definition of "doctrinal" []

  • Characterized by, belonging to, or concerning doctrine. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "doctrinal" in a sentence
  • "His seeming indifference to attempts to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, his support for a constitutional amendment to deny birthright citizenship to children of illegal aliens, and his opposition to the Nafta and Cafta free trade agreements in the name of doctrinal purity are at odds with most libertarians."
  • "It is whether you can get a great law teaching job these days professing no interest whatsoever in doctrinal elaboration, doctrinal reform, doctrinal justification or doctrinal history."
  • "It is that which today we call doctrinal and institutional ecumenism."