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ˈdɒk trɪndoc·trine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ism(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. doctrine(Noun)

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

  2. doctrine(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Doctrine(noun)

    teaching; instruction

  2. Doctrine(noun)

    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. Ronald Reagan:

    The little dictator who went to Moscow in his green fatigues to receive a bear hug did not forsake the doctrine of Lenin when he returned to the West and appeared in a two-piece suit. (On Daniel Ortega Saavedra)

  2. Haimer abdou:

    The apotheosis of error, doctrine of the crowd.

  3. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross:

    It shows a legitimate evolution in Chinese thinking on counterterrorism efforts, whether the law allows for cross-border counterterrorism missions is sure to have an impact on military preparations and, ultimately, doctrine.

  4. Phyllis McGinley:

    I do not know who first invented the myth of sexual equality. But it is a myth willfully fostered and nourished by certain semi-scientists and other fiction writers. And it has done more, I suspect, to unsettle marital happiness than any other false doctrine of this myth-ridden age.

  5. Benito Mussolini, The Political and Social Doctrine of Fascism, 1935:

    If every age has its own characteristic doctrine, there are a thousand signs which point to Fascism as the characteristic doctrine of our time.

Images & Illustrations of doctrine

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