Definition of doctrine :
1. Teaching; instruction.
2. 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.
attitude, declaration, position, philosophical system, concept, unwritten law, proposition, ism, article of faith, law, tradition, school of thought, bull, article of belief, article, regulation, pronouncement, theory, convention, canon
belief (part of speech: noun)
theology (part of speech: noun)
instruction (part of speech: noun)
- But they didn't do any good to " one on us," nor to Miss Meechim, either; she's sound in doctrine, though kinder weak and disagreeable in spots. - "Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife", Marietta Holley.
- It puzzles me to conceive how any man can feel any satisfaction in such a doctrine. - "Essays on Political Economy", Frederic Bastiat.
- " I was wondering," said the Major, " if you were going to give us that doctrine out of the pulpit." - "The Simpkins Plot", George A. Birmingham.