Meaning of doctrine

doc•trine

Pronunciation: (dok'trin), [key]
— n.
  1. a particular principle, position, or policy taught or advocated, as of a religion or government: Catholic doctrines; the Monroe Doctrine.
  2. something that is taught; teachings collectively: religious doctrine.
  3. a body or system of teachings relating to a particular subject: the doctrine of the Catholic Church.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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