Etymology

doctrinal (adj.)

"pertaining to doctrine or doctrines, dealing with precepts of conduct," mid-15c., from Old French doctrinal and directly from Late Latin doctrinalis, from doctrina "teaching, body of teachings, learning" (see doctrine). 

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Definitions of doctrinal

doctrinal (adj.)
relating to or involving or preoccupied with doctrine;
quibbling over doctrinal minutiae
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