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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.


canon, unwritten law, position, convention, regulation, school of thought, article of belief, declaration, article, article of faith, law, ism, attitude, philosophical system, proposition, theory, tradition, philosophy, pronouncement, concept, bull.

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