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From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin doctrina (teaching, instruction, learning, knowledge), from doctor (a teacher), from docere (to teach); see doctor.

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doctrine (countable and uncountable, plural doctrines)

  1. A belief or tenet, especially about philosophical or theological matters.
  2. The body of teachings of an ideology, most often a religion, or of an ideological or religious leader, organization, group or text.
    The incarnation is a basic doctrine of classical Christianity.
    The four noble truths summarise the main doctrines of Buddhism.
    What is the understanding of marriage and family in orthodox Marxist doctrine?

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doctrine f (plural doctrines, diminutive doctrinetje n)

  1. doctrine
    De doctrine stelt duidelijk dat... - The doctrine clearly states that...

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin doctrina, diminutive from doctus, taught, perfect passive participle of docere, teach

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doctrine f (plural doctrines)

  1. doctrine

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