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doctrinal

[dok-truh-nl; British also dok-trahyn-l] /ˈdɒk trə nl; British also dɒkˈtraɪn l/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or concerned with doctrine:
a doctrinal dispute.
Origin of doctrinal
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Late Latin doctrīnālis, equivalent to Latin doctrīn(a) (see doctrine) + -ālis -al1
Related forms
doctrinality, noun
doctrinally, adverb
nondoctrinal, adjective
nondoctrinally, adverb
undoctrinal, adjective
undoctrinally, adverb
Can be confused
doctrinal, doctrinaire.
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adj.

"pertaining to doctrines," 1560s, from Late Latin doctrinalis, from doctrina (see doctrine). Attested from mid-15c. as the title of a text book (from Middle French doctrinal).

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