Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The doctrine of a latitudinarian or of the latitudinarians; freedom or liberality of opinion in religion, philosophy, politics, etc.; laxity or indifference in regard to doctrines and forms.
- n. Tolerance of other people's views, particularly in religious context.
- n. philosophy The latitudinarian position, that de re attitudes are merely a special case of de dicto attitudes
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A latitudinarian system or condition; freedom of opinion in matters pertaining to religious belief.
- latitudinarian + -ism (Wiktionary)
“It is pleasing further to remark that a kind of latitudinarianism was allowed by the Fathers themselves.”
“Shaftesbury's formulation of sentimentality as either a manifestation of latitudinarianism or deism, both vaguely secularized systems of advancing self-sufficient virtue as the means by which manners dominated and controlled behavior in the public realm.”
“Shaftesbury's role in defining Sentimentality as "the affective spectacle of benign generosity" (211), as well as its contested religious origins in latitudinarianism and”
“But there is too much latitudinarianism in this nineteenth century.”
“It is for want of sufficiently investigating and allowing for this moral and political latitudinarianism of our enemies, that we are apt to be too precipitate in censuring the conduct of the war; and, in our estimation of what has been done, we pay too little regard to the principles by which we have been directed.”
A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Part I. 1792 Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners
“But, my dear sir," said the curate, in pious horror, "that is rank latitudinarianism!”
“The utmost latitudinarianism, as has been mentioned, was allowed in the matter of costume, but this rule was subject to one exception.”
“Yet the University, as a whole, stood slightly aloof from him, and before long in certain obscurantist circles cautious hints of latitudinarianism were murmured against him.”
“You dare not be playing corners-change-corners with religion as you can with the sword of what the ill-bred have called a mercenary (when you come to ponder on't, the swords of patriot or paid man are both for selfish ends unsheathed); and if I set down here word for word what John Splendid said, it must not be thought to be in homologation on my part of such latitudinarianism.”
“The Deacon's theology fell off several points towards latitudinarianism in the course of the next ten minutes.”
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