doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ism(noun)
a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
A belief or tenet, especially about philosophical or theological matters.
The body of teachings of a religion, or a religious leader, organization, group or text.
that which is taught; what is held, put forth as true, and supported by a teacher, a school, or a sect; a principle or position, or the body of principles, in any branch of knowledge; any tenet or dogma; a principle of faith; as, the doctrine of atoms; the doctrine of chances
Doctrine is a codification of beliefs or a body of teachings or instructions, taught principles or positions, as the body of teachings in a branch of knowledge or belief system. The Greek analogue is the etymology of catechism. Often doctrine specifically connotes a corpus of religious dogma as it is promulgated by a church, but not necessarily: doctrine is also used to refer to a principle of law, in the common law traditions, established through a history of past decisions, such as the doctrine of self-defense, or the principle of fair use, or the more narrowly applicable first-sale doctrine. In some organizations, doctrine is simply defined as "that which is taught", in other words the basis for institutional teaching of its personnel internal ways of doing business.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dok′trin, n. a thing taught: a principle of belief: what the Scriptures teach on any subject: (B.) act or manner of teaching.—adj. Doc′trinal, relating to or containing doctrine: relating to the act of teaching.—adv. Doc′trinally. [Fr.,—L. doctrīna, docēre, to teach.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Fundamental principles by which the military forces or elements thereof guide their actions in support of national objectives. It is authoritative but requires judgment in application. See also multinational doctrine; joint doctrine; multi-Service doctrine.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'doctrine' in Nouns Frequency: #1828
The numerical value of doctrine in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of doctrine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
My doctrine ... this is the social doctrine of the Church. Nothing more, nothing less, and if I have to recite the Credo, I will do it.
If every age has its own characteristic doctrine, there are a thousand signs which point to Fascism as the characteristic doctrine of our time.
Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
The last, until now, British doctrine that the Parthenon Marbles could not be moved is no longer valid -- as their other 'argument' for the lack of an appropriate space to house them collapsed with the opening of the Museum of Acropolis.
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Translations for doctrine
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- доктрина, учение, верую, вяраBulgarian
- doctrinaCatalan, Valencian
- doktriini, oppi, opinkappaleFinnish
- foirceadal, teagascIrish
- teagasgScottish Gaelic
- lära, doktrinSwedish
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