latitudinarian[lat′ə to̵̅o̅′də ner′ē ən, -tyo̵̅o̅′-]
latitudinarian definition by Webster's New World
liberal in one's views; permitting free thought, esp. in religious matters; very tolerant
Origin: ; from Classical Latin latitudo (gen. latitudinis): see latitude and amp; -arian
a person who has very liberal views and, in religion, is tolerant of a wide variety of doctrines and forms of worship
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- latitudinarianism noun
latitudinarian definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Holding or expressing broad or tolerant views, especially in religious matters.noun Latitudinarian
A member of a group of Anglican Christians active from the 17th through the 19th century who were opposed to dogmatic positions of the Church of England and allowed reason to inform theological interpretation and judgment.
Origin: Latin lātitūdō, lātitūdin-, latitude; see latitude + -arian.
- latˌi·tuˌdi·narˈi·an noun
- latˌi·tuˌdi·narˈi·an·ism noun