allowing or characterized by latitude in opinion or conduct, especially in religious views.
a person who is latitudinarian in opinion or conduct.
Anglican Church. one of the churchmen in the 17th century who maintained the wisdom of the episcopal form of government and ritual but denied its divine origin and authority.
- lat·i·tu·di·nar·i·an·ism, noun
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How to use latitudinarian in a sentence
The latitudinarian party, whose faults and temptations lay in a very opposite direction, was very strong.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century | Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
In the wabeno dance, which is esteemed by the Indians as the most latitudinarian co-fraternity, love songs are introduced.The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
latitudinarian opinions revived, and the church was regarded merely as a human institution.
Good sound crushing, rending, comfortable nails of doctrine—none of your airy latitudinarian tin-tacks.'That Very Mab' | May Kendall and Andrew Lang
Amyraut, the latitudinarian professor of Saumur, was the author of one of them; Bochart that of the other.The Anglo-French Entente in the Seventeenth Century | Charles Bastide
British Dictionary definitions for latitudinarian
permitting or marked by freedom of attitude or behaviour, esp in religious matters
(sometimes capital) of or relating to a school of thought within the Church of England in the 17th century that minimized the importance of divine authority in matters of doctrine and stressed the importance of reason and personal judgment
a person with latitudinarian views
- latitudinarianism, noun
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