Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Characterized by, belonging to, or concerning doctrine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, relating to, involving, belonging to or concerning a doctrine.
  • adj. Didactic.
  • n. A matter of doctrine, or system of doctrines.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or containing, doctrine or something taught and to be believed.
  • adj. Pertaining to, or having to do with, teaching.
  • n. A matter of doctrine; also, a system of doctrines.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to doctrine; consisting of or characterized by doctrine; relating or pertaining to fundamental belief or instruction: as, doctrinal theology; doctrinal soundness in religion, science, or politics; a doctrinal controversy.
  • Serving for instruction or guidance; having the office or effect of teaching.
  • n. Something that is a part of doctrine; a tenet or article of belief.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or involving or preoccupied with doctrine

Etymologies

French doctrinal. (Wiktionary)

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