doctrinalism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

doctrinal + -ism

Noun[edit]

doctrinalism (plural doctrinalisms)

  1. The abuse, or strict adherence, of a doctrine to a specific purpose.
    • 1898. Selim Hobart Peabody, Charles Francis Richardson. The International Cyclopedia: A Compendium of Human Knowledge, , page 704,
      But many of the more extreme Pietists carried their antipathy to the doctrinalism and the established services of the church...
    • 1951. Walter Yust. Encyclopædia Britannica: A New Survey of Universal Knowledge, page 882,
      The soviet government facilitated the return to loyalty by departing temporarily from Marxist doctrinalism and appealing to Russian patriotism.
    • 1995. Karl H. Potter, Harold G. Coward. Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, page 1022,
      The question of doctrinalism in the Buddhist epistemology....