Doctrine - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdɑːktrɪn|  American pronunciation of the word doctrine
Brit.  |ˈdɒktrɪn|  British pronunciation of the word doctrine


- a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school (syn: ism, philosophy)


The government was founded on a doctrine of equality for all people.

Many psychologists now question the doctrines of Sigmund Freud.

teaching religious doctrine to young people

Marxist doctrine

...the doctrine that the swath of land between the Atlantic and the Pacific naturally appertained to the United States...

The kernel of this doctrine is quite mysterious.

John pronounced it to be a pestilential doctrine.

The doctrine was politically unacceptable and militarily unsound.

This belief was irreconcilable with the Church's doctrine of salvation.

the Lutheran doctrine of justification by faith alone

the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son

His principal grounds of doctrine were for the alienability of the domain.

The doctrine of approvement has been obsolete now for 150 years. (Ch. Thesiger)

Word forms

singular: doctrine
plural: doctrines
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