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(n) one who adheres to a doctrine rigidly without considering the possibility that it may not be practical or wrong or that other beliefs might be right. Origin: doctrine The priests of every religion and, therefore, a majority of the followers of those religions, remain rigid and doctrinaire on issues such as the sanctity of the family, inter-religious marriage, homosexuality and gay marriages, condoms, women, abortion, euthanasia and so on. Note: here the phrase 'rigid and doctrinaire'is tautological. Writing either of the two words would have been enough.