latitudinarian

adjective
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

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Other Words from latitudinarian

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

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First Known Use of latitudinarian

1697, in the meaning defined above

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“Latitudinarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/latitudinarian. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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