Doctrine is defined as a principle or group of principles which are taught by a religion or political party.(noun)
An example of doctrine is the teaching of the Ten Commandments in Christianity.
The definition of doctrine is an official statement of policy about how two countries interact.(noun)
An example of doctrine is the Truman Doctrine, that said the US would work to contain the Soviet Union.
See doctrine in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < L doctrina < doctor: see doctor
See doctrine in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin doctrīna
Origin: , from doctor, teacher; see Doctor.
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