lat·​i·​tu·​di·​nar·​i·​an | \ ˌla-tə-ˌtü-də-ˈner-ē-ən How to pronounce latitudinarian (audio) , -ˌtyü- \

Definition of latitudinarian

: not insisting on strict conformity to a particular doctrine or standard : tolerant specifically : tolerant of variations in religious opinion or doctrine

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from latitudinarian

latitudinarian noun
latitudinarianism \ ˌla-​tə-​ˌtü-​də-​ˈner-​ē-​ə-​ˌni-​zəm How to pronounce latitudinarian (audio) , -​ˌtyü-​ \ noun

Examples of latitudinarian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "The Week," 11 July 2019 Meanwhile, to the east, Hungary has gone straight to the reactionary nationalist right with barely a latitudinarian moment. The Economist, "Conservatism is fighting for its life against reactionary nationalism," 4 July 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'latitudinarian.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of latitudinarian

1697, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about latitudinarian

Time Traveler for latitudinarian

Time Traveler

The first known use of latitudinarian was in 1697

See more words from the same year

Statistics for latitudinarian

Cite this Entry

“Latitudinarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

More from Merriam-Webster on latitudinarian

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for latitudinarian Encyclopedia article about latitudinarian

Comments on latitudinarian

What made you want to look up latitudinarian? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Who Knew?

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!