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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Latitudinarian  \Lat`i*tu`di*na"ri*an\,  a.  [Cf.  F. 
  1.  Not  restrained;  not  confined  by  precise  limits. 
  2.  Indifferent  to  a  strict  application  of  any  standard  of 
  belief  or  opinion;  hence  deviating  more  or  less  widely 
  from  such  standard;  lax  in  doctrine;  as  latitudinarian 
  divines;  latitudinarian  theology. 
  Latitudinarian  sentiments  upon  religious  subjects. 
  3.  Lax  in  moral  or  religious  principles. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Latitudinarian  \Lat`i*tu`di*na"ri*an\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  is  moderate  in  his  notions,  or  not  restrained  by 
  precise  settled  limits  in  opinion;  one  who  indulges 
  freedom  in  thinking. 
  2.  (Eng.  Eccl.  Hist.)  A  member  of  the  Church  of  England,  in 
  the  time  of  Charles  II.,  who  adopted  more  liberal  notions 
  in  respect  to  the  authority,  government,  and  doctrines  of 
  the  church  than  generally  prevailed. 
  They  were  called  ``men  of  latitude;''  and  upon  this 
  men  of  narrow  thoughts  fastened  upon  them  the  name 
  of  latitudinarians.  --Bp.  Burnet. 
  3.  (Theol.)  One  who  departs  in  opinion  from  the  strict 
  principles  of  orthodoxy. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  unwilling  to  accept  authority  or  dogma  (especially  in 
  religion)  [syn:  {free-thinking},  {undogmatic},  {undogmatical}] 
  n  :  a  person  who  is  broad-minded  and  tolerant  (especially  in 
  standards  of  religious  belief  and  conduct) 

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