doctrinarian


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doc·tri·naire

 (dŏk′trə-nâr′)
adj.
Relating to, adhering to, or insisting upon a doctrine or theory without regard to practical considerations or problems.
n.
A doctrinaire person.

[French, from doctrine, doctrine, from Old French; see doctrine.]

doc′tri·nair′ism n.
doc′tri·nar′i·an n.
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