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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Doctrinenoun

    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.

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. Jonah Blank:

    Iran backs Shi’a groups and Saudi Arabia backs ones that adhere to Saudi Arabia own strain of Sunni Muslims doctrine, iran sees this as a largely defensive operation – protecting co-religionists against a violent onslaught that the Pakistan state is unwilling or unable to stave off.

  2. Pakistani Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry:

    In India, they brought the cold start doctrine, so we have also preserved our deterrence capability.

  3. Andrei Soldatov:

    This is actually just one of a series of such experiments, and it gives us a very good idea of what they have in mind, if you look at the doctrine of information security, it is all about the same thing: the fear of Western countries using the Internet as an instrument of influence in Russia and so on.

  4. Michael Waltz:

    To those of us who are a little bit older, it reminds us of what the Soviets used to do or what the Chinese do today, where they literally have political commissars inserted at every level end of the chain of command, but they have a separate reporting chain to ensure that the military is abiding by their ideology and their political doctrine.

  5. Brad Fiscus:

    The legislature just completely blew this mature minor doctrine completely out of proportion, each of us should be waking up every morning with one question on our minds :' What can I do to protect the people of Tennessee against COVID-19 ?

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