lat·​i·​tu·​di·​nar·​i·​an ˌla-tə-ˌtü-də-ˈner-ē-ən How to pronounce latitudinarian (audio)
: not insisting on strict conformity to a particular doctrine or standard : tolerant
specifically : tolerant of variations in religious opinion or doctrine
latitudinarian noun
latitudinarianism noun

Examples of latitudinarian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet if a Republican is accused of moral impropriety or corruption, their own response is considerably more latitudinarian. Damon Linker, The Week, 6 Aug. 2021 This is a promise to gut interior enforcement that, coupled with the latitudinarian attitude at the border, would do much to render our immigration laws pointless. Nr Editors, National Review, 11 July 2019 Meanwhile, to the east, Hungary has gone straight to the reactionary nationalist right with barely a latitudinarian moment. The Economist, 4 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1697, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of latitudinarian was in 1697

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“Latitudinarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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