Definitions for doctrine
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doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ismnoun
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: doctrina, Latin.
To make new articles of faith and doctrine, no man thinketh it lawful; new laws of government, what church or commonwealth is there which maketh not either at one time or other? Richard Hooker, b. iii. s. 10.
Ye are the sons of clergy, who bring all their doctrines fairly to the light, and invite men with freedom to examine them. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.
That great principle in natural philosophy is the doctrine of gravitation, or mutual tendency of all bodies toward each other. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.
He said unto them in his doctrine. Mark iv. 2.
Doctrine refers to a set of beliefs, principles, or teachings that are held and promoted by a particular group, institution, or individual. This could involve a system of ideas relating to a specific subject or issue, which are generally accepted as authoritative or true by that group or individual. Doctrine can be applied in various contexts such as religion, politics, law, or philosophy.
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
The foundation of true holiness and true Christian worship is the doctrine of the gospel, what we are to believe. So when Christian doctrine is neglected, forsaken, or corrupted, true holiness and worship will also be neglected, forsaken, and corrupted.
The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power, whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism, and ought to have no place among Republicans and Christians.
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.
It's too early to suggest that we're seeing a doctrine, I don't think any president had a doctrine at this point, but certainly we're seeing more military force, they are showing some evidence of an ability to learn and move toward the mainstream.
If every age has its own characteristic doctrine, there are a thousand signs which point to Fascism as the characteristic doctrine of our time.
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- вяра, доктрина, учение, веруюBulgarian
- doctrinaCatalan, Valencian
- opinkappale, oppi, doktriiniFinnish
- teagasc, foirceadalIrish
- teagasgScottish Gaelic
- doktrin, läraSwedish
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