Doc"tri*nal (?), a. [LL. doctrinalis, fr. L. doctrina: cf. F. doctrinal. See Doctrine.]

1.

Pertaining to, or containing, doctrine or something taught and to be believed; as, a doctrinal observation.

"Doctrinal clauses."

Macaulay.

2.

Pertaining to, or having to do with, teaching.

The word of God serveth no otherwise than in the nature of a doctrinal instrument. Hooker.

 

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Doc"tri*nal, n.

A matter of doctrine; also, a system of doctrines.

T. Goodwin. Sir T. Elyot.

 

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