[ dok-truh-nl; British also dok-trahyn-l ]
/ ˈdɒk trə nl; British also dɒkˈtraɪn l /


of, relating to, or concerned with doctrine: a doctrinal dispute.

Origin of doctrinal

1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin doctrīnālis, equivalent to Latin doctrīn(a) (see doctrine) + -ālis -al1

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Can be confused

doctrinal doctrinaire Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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