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ˈdɒk trɪndoc·trine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ismnoun

    a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

Wiktionary

  1. doctrinenoun

    A belief or tenet, especially about philosophical or theological matters.

  2. doctrinenoun

    The body of teachings of a religion, or a religious leader, organization, group or text.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Doctrinenoun

    teaching; instruction

  2. Doctrinenoun

    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

Freebase

  1. Doctrine

    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

  1. Doctrine

    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

  1. doctrine

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'doctrine' in Nouns Frequency: #1828

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of doctrine in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of doctrine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of doctrine in a Sentence

  1. Antonis Samaras:

    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.

  2. Thomas à Kempis:

    If your heart were sincere and upright, every creature would be unto you a looking-glass of life and a book of holy doctrine.

  3. Larry Summers:

    The Fed's idea used to be that Federal Reserve removed the punchbowl before the party got good, now, the Fed's doctrine is that it will only remove the punchbowl after it sees some people staggering around drunk.

  4. John Kennedy, Autobiography of malcolm x:

    Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of our racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it. Our children are still taught to respect the violence which reduced a red-skinned people of an earlier culture into a few fragmented groups herded into impoverished reservations.

  5. David Gibson:

    The anger directed at Pope Francis by many conservatives is often cloaked in concerns over doctrine and orthodoxy, but much of it is a simple and understandable frustration over not having the inside track any more as they did in the previous two papacies.

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