- of, relating to, or concerned with doctrine: a doctrinal dispute.
Origin of doctrinal
Examples from the Web for doctrinally
Doctrinally he states it adequately and holds it unhesitatingly.Natural Law in the Spiritual World
Doctrinally, Buddhism seems to be less a religion than a system of philosophy.The Religions of Japan
William Elliot Griffis
Men may be doctrinally depraved; they are much more depraved practically.Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4
Charles Dudley Warner
Doctrinally, of course, it is his duty to pray for the boat to sink and exterminate this crowd.The Ship Dwellers</p>
Albert Bigelow Paine
Socially it rescued her from the priest to make her the chattel of the husband, and doctrinally it expunged her altogether.Woman, Church & State
Matilda Joslyn Gage
Word Origin and History for doctrinally
"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).