from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun Something that is a part of doctrine; a tenet or article of belief.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, relating to, involving, belonging to or concerning a doctrine.
  • adjective obsolete Didactic.
  • noun A matter of doctrine, or system of doctrines.

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

  • adjective relating to or involving or preoccupied with doctrine


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

French doctrinal.



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