Origin of latitudinarian
Related Words for latitudinarianpermissive, enlightened, radical, tolerant, flexible, lenient, humanistic, reformist, open-minded, indulgent, lax, catholic, broad, humanitarian, free, general, avant-garde, rational, understanding, left
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Historical Examples of latitudinarian
He was a latitudinarian, without a spark of feeling for historic Christianity.
Tillotson was so latitudinarian that his churchmanship was nebulous.
We live in decent times; frigid, latitudinarian, alarmed, decorous.Coningsby
The Dean took it with smiles; but then the Dean was a Latitudinarian.The Marriage of William Ashe
Mrs. Humphry Ward
Some few were Arian, some were Socinian, and some quite Latitudinarian.
Word Origin for latitudinarian
1660s, "characterized by broad-mindedness," especially in reference to Episcopal clergymen indifferent to doctrinal details; from Latin latitudin-, from latitude in its meaning "freedom from narrow restrictions" (c.1600). Related: Latitudinarianism.