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DOCTRINAIRE

Originally applied to a group of French philosophers in the early nineteenth century, the term now refers to religious and philosophical theorists who are uninterested in other views than their own. a dogmatist as one who speculates rather than acts on what he believes; an impractical visionary.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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