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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
doctrine (noun)
1.
archaic - teaching instruction
2.
a) something that is taught
b) a principle or position or the body of principles in a branch of knowledge or system of belief - dogma
c) a principle of law established through past decisions
d) a statement of fundamental government policy especially in international relations
e) a military principle or set of strategies
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
doctrine (noun)
1.
a statement or body of statements concerning faith or morals proclaimed by a church
SYNONIMS:
canon, dogma
RELATED WORDS:
canon law; belief, conviction, tenet; credo, creed, ideology ( idealogy), philosophy, theology; axiom, precept, principle; symbol
doctrine (noun)
2.
the basic beliefs or guiding principles of a person or group
SYNONIMS:
credo, doctrine, dogma, gospel, ideology ( idealogy), philosophy, testament
RELATED WORDS:
manifesto; metaphysic, theory; axiom, tenet, watchword
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