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A town of central Switzerland near the southeast tip of Lake Lucerne. A statue marks the spot where William Tell is said to have shot an apple off his son's head.


(German ˈaltdɔrf)
(Placename) a town in central Switzerland, capital of Uri canton: setting of the William Tell legend. Pop: 8541 (2000)



a town in and the capital of Uri, in central Switzerland, near Lucerne: legendary home of William Tell. 8600.
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2, Altdorf, Remarks: The offeror and the representatives of professional associations may be present at the opening quotation.
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In his 1787 inaugural address at the University of Altdorf, "On the Correct Distinction Between Dogmatic and Biblical Theology and the Right Definition of Their Goals," the German theologian Johann Gabler famously insisted that theologians distinguish between biblical theology and dogmatic theology, according to the "specific objectives of each.