Latitudinarian

  • 1Latitudinarian — Lat i*tu di*na ri*an, a. [Cf. F. latitudinaire.] 1. Not restrained; not confined by precise limits. [1913 Webster] 2. Indifferent to a strict application of any standard of belief or opinion; hence, deviating more or less widely from such… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2Latitudinarian — was initially a pejorative term applied to a group of 17th century English theologians who believed in conforming to official Church of England practices but who felt that matters of doctrine, liturgical practice, and ecclesiastical organization… …

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  • 3Latitudinarian — Lat i*tu di*na ri*an, n. 1. One who is moderate in his notions, or not restrained by precise settled limits in opinion; one who indulges freedom in thinking. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eng. Eccl. Hist.) A member of the Church of England, in the time of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4latitudinarian — index nonpartisan, open minded Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5latitudinarian — (adj.) 1660s, characterized by broad mindedness, especially in reference to Episcopal clergymen indifferent to doctrinal details; from L. latitudin , from LATITUDE (Cf. latitude) in its meaning freedom from narrow restrictions (c.1600). Related:… …

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  • 6latitudinarian — [lat΄ə to͞o΄də ner′ē ən, lat΄ətyo͞o′də ner′ē ən] adj. [< L latitudo (gen. latitudinis): see LATITUDE & ARIAN] liberal in one s views; permitting free thought, esp. in religious matters; very tolerant n. a person who has very liberal views and …

    English World dictionary

  • 7latitudinarian — adjective Date: 1697 not insisting on strict conformity to a particular doctrine or standard ; tolerant; specifically tolerant of variations in religious opinion or doctrine • latitudinarian noun • latitudinarianism noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8latitudinarian — latitudinarianism, n. /lat i toohd n air ee euhn, tyoohd /, adj. 1. allowing or characterized by latitude in opinion or conduct, esp. in religious views. n. 2. a person who is latitudinarian in opinion or conduct. 3. Anglican Ch. one of the… …

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  • 9latitudinarian — [ˌlatɪtju:dɪ nɛ:rɪən] adjective liberal, especially in religious views. noun a person with a latitudinarian attitude. Derivatives latitudinarianism noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 10latitudinarian — noun (C) formal someone who is willing to accept other people s beliefs and behaviour latitudinarian adjective …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11latitudinarian — lat•i•tu•di•nar•i•an [[t]ˌlæt ɪˌtud nˈɛər i ən, ˌtyud [/t]] adj. 1) characterized by latitude in opinion or conduct 2) a person who is latitudinarian • Etymology: 1655–65 lat i•tu di•nar′i•an•ism, n …

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  • 12latitudinarian — /ˌlætətjudəˈnɛəriən/ (say .latuhtyoohduh nairreeuhn) adjective 1. allowing, or characterised by, latitude in opinion or conduct, especially in religious views. –noun 2. someone who is latitudinarian in opinion or conduct. 3. one of those in the… …

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  • 13latitudinarian — adj. & n. adj. allowing latitude esp. in religion; showing no preference among varying creeds and forms of worship. n. a person with a latitudinarian attitude. Derivatives: latitudinarianism n. Etymology: L latitudo dinis breadth + ARIAN …

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  • 14latitudinarian — 1. adjective /ˌlatɪtjuːdɪˈnɛːɹɪən,lædɪtuːdəˈnɛriən/ Tolerant, especially of other peoples religious views. 2. noun /ˌlatɪtjuːdɪˈnɛːɹɪən,lædɪtuːdəˈnɛriən/ A person who is tolerant of others religious views …

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  • 15latitudinarian — Synonyms and related words: big person, broad gauge person, broad minded, ecumenicist, esprit fort, free lance, free spirit, free trader, freethinker, freethinking, humanist, independent, individualist, isolationist, liberal, liberalist,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16latitudinarian — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. tolerant, libertine, accepting; see lenient , liberal 2 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17latitudinarian — n. tolerant person, freethinker, open minded person (especially about religion)lat·i·tu·di·nar·i·an || ‚lætɪtuːd nerɪən /‚lætɪtjuːdɪ neÉ™rɪən adj. tolerant, freethinking, broad minded (especially about… …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18latitudinarian — a. Liberal to an extreme (in opinion), over liberal, loose, lax, free thinking, over tolerant …

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  • 19latitudinarian — adj 1. broad minded, open minded, liberal minded, liberal, progressive, tolerant, unbigoted, unprepossessed; catholic, ecumenical; freethinking, unprejudiced, unbiased, unjaundiced, unwarped, unswayed, unaffected, uninfluenced; just, fair,… …

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  • 20latitudinarian — lat·i·tu·di·nar·i·an …

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