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Definition of doctrine:

  1. A thing taught; a principle laid down as true by an instructor or master; dogma; the truth taught; teaching; learning; knowledge.

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Examples of usage for doctrine:

  1. Doctrine primarily signifies that which is taught; principle, the fundamental basis on which the teaching rests. A doctrine is reasoned out, and may be defended by reasoning; a dogma rests on authority, as of direct revelation, the decision of the church, etc. A doctrine or dogma is a statement of some one item of belief; a creed is a summary of doctrines or dogmas. Dogma has commonly, at the present day, an offensive signification, as of a belief arrogantly asserted. Tenet is simply that which is held, and is applied to a single item of belief; it is a neutral word, neither approving nor condemning; we speak of the doctrines of our own church; of the tenets of others. A precept relates not to belief, but to conduct. Compare FAITH; LAW.
  2. What his particular doctrine was I did not inquire, nor did I wish for any information on that point. "Afoot in England" , W.H. Hudson.
  3. I do not know what his doctrine is, and I assume no responsibility for it. "They Call Me Carpenter" , Upton Sinclair.

Quotes for doctrine:

  1. Will is nothing more than a particular case of the general doctrine of association of ideas, and therefore a perfectly mechanical thing. - Joseph Priestley
  2. I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life. - Theodore Roosevelt
  3. The methods of peace propaganda which aim at establishing peace doctrine by argument and by creating a feeling favorable to peace in general seem to fall short of reaching the springs of human action and of dealing with the causes of the conduct which they seek to modify. - Elihu Root
  4. In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards. - Bertrand Russell
  5. I do not subscribe to the doctrine that the people are the slaves and property of their government. I believe that government is for the use of the people, and not the people for the use of the government. - Gerrit Smith
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