- of, relating to, or concerned with doctrine: a doctrinal dispute.
Origin of doctrinal
Examples from the Web for doctrinal
The resulting affair mixed the doctrinal with the sensational: It was part Jonathan Edwards, part Nancy Grace.The Scopes Monkey Trial 2.0: It’s Not About the Stupid Science-Deniers
July 21, 2014
Now, I gather that adherence to this literal view, held by Joseph Smith, is not for Mormons today a doctrinal matter.Mitt's Mormon Predicament
October 18, 2011
With them, however, the difference is not mainly a doctrinal one.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
But the doctrinal views of the Puritans were derived from Calvin.Fox's Book of Martyrs
I instanced it afterwards in my Essay on Doctrinal Development.Apologia Pro Vita Sua
John Henry Cardinal Newman
One more illustration of Smith's doctrinal views will suffice.The Story of the Mormons
William Alexander Linn
This balance between the doctrinal and the moral is difficult to maintain.The Preacher and His Models
Word Origin and History for doctrinal
"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).