Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, mid 17th century
Allowing latitude in religion; showing no preference among varying creeds and forms of worship.
Examples of Latitudinarian in a sentence
"Dan adopted a latitudinarian attitude so his children could seek out their own paths."
"Some houses of worship embrace a modern, latitudinarian stance."
Popularity Over Time
This word comes from the Latin “latitudo, meaning “breadth,” plus the “-arian” suffix, which denotes a concern or belief in a specified thing.
Did you Know?
In modern times, being called a latitudinarian is likely to be a compliment. But that wasn’t always the case — the word was originally used in a derogatory fashion to describe more liberal, tolerant Anglican clerics.