Definitions for doctrineˈdɒk trɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a particular principle, position, or policy taught or advocated, as of a religion.
a body or system of teachings relating to a particular subject:
the doctrine of a Church.
Origin of doctrine:
1350–1400; ME < AF < L doctrīna teaching =doct(o)rdoctor+-īna -ine3
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.
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
Word rank popularity for 'doctrine' among Nouns Frequency: #1828
Translations for doctrine
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a belief or set of beliefs which is taught
- leerstelling, doktrineAfrikaans
- doutrinaPortuguese (BR)
- die DoktrinGerman
- تعلیم؛ آموزهFarsi
- tan(tétel), (vallási) dogmaHungarian
- ajaran, doktrinIndonesian
- kenning; kenningakerfiIcelandic
- doktrina, teorijaLithuanian
- doktrīna, mācībaLatvian
- trossetning, læresetningNorwegian
- تعلیم؛ آموزهPersian
- دوكتور ين، عقيده، مفكوره، صول، نصPashto
- 教義，學說Chinese (Trad.)
- вчення, доктринаUkrainian
- سکھائی پڑھائی ہوئی باتیںUrdu
- học thuyếtVietnamese
- 教义，学说Chinese (Simp.)
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