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

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 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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First Known Use of latitudinarian

1697, in the meaning defined above

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“Latitudinarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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