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Relating to, adhering to, or insisting upon a doctrine or theory without regard to practical considerations or problems.
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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They wanted to stop these disruptive doctrinarian debates.
God willing, the nation will soon be completing a full decade of democracy notwithstanding confusion getting worst confounded by the powers that be and other manipulative players who perhaps need bell, book and candle treatment to exorcise them of their hideous doctrinarian ambitions.
It is not uncommon that such a patched landscape would be even more patched from the ideological and doctrinarian perspectives.
In the historical context of trauma, by employing "dialogic relations with the others" defined as "providers of meaning" (Taylor, Multiculturalisme 52, 54), Tanase's autobiographical fictions or his memorial discourses of exile (published in Romania after 1989) project a search for identity by recovering the doctrinarian and totalitarian universe through a grid of personal memory.
Though at a doctrinarian level the controversy bicameralism--unicameralism with regard to the Romanian constitutional system is still very much real and continuous --arguments with concern to bicameralism (for further details see Attila, 2007: 146-54; Muraru and Muraru, 2005: 1-10; Tocqueville, 1992: 136-137; Duculescu, 2000: 19-24; Sartori, 2008: 249-256) being advanced both pro, i.e.
Skepticism must be the order of the day, placing the burden of proof on the doctrinarian.
The search for the commands ideally established by law predominates over the typically doctrinarian literature, which is mostly based on principals.
Doctrinarian Reformism in the Colombian Army: a New Approach to Face Violence, 1960-1965