- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈdɑktɹɪn/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdɒktɹɪn/
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- Hyphenation: doc‧trine
- (countable) A belief or tenet, especially about philosophical or theological matters.
- The incarnation is a basic doctrine of classical Christianity.
- The four noble truths summarise the main doctrines of Buddhism.
- (countable and uncountable) The body of teachings of an ideology, most often a religion, or of an ideological or religious leader, organization, group or text.
- What is the understanding of marriage and family in orthodox Marxist doctrine?
1560, John Knox, An Answere to a Great Number of Blasphemous Cavillations Written by an Anabaptist, and aduersarie to Gods eternall Predestination, London: Thomas Charde, published 1591, page 95:
- This one thing do we (compelled by your blaſphemous accuſations) repeat oftener then we would: to the end that indifferent men may ſee what doctrine it is, which you ſo maliciouſly impugne.
body of beliefs or teachings
- doctrine in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- doctrine in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- De doctrine stelt duidelijk dat... - The doctrine clearly states that...