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doc·trine / ˈdäktrin/ • n. a belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a church, political party, or other group: the doctrine of predestination. ∎  a stated principle of government policy, mainly in foreign or military affairs: the Monroe Doctrine. ORIGIN: late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin doctrina ‘teaching, learning,’ from doctor ‘teacher,’ from docere ‘teach.’

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DOCTRINE

A legal rule, tenet, theory, or principle. A political policy.

Examples of common legal doctrines include the clean hands doctrine, the doctrine of false demonstration, and the doctrine of merger.

The monroe doctrine, enunciated by President james monroe on December 2, 1823, was an American policy to consider any aggression by a European country against any western hemisphere country to be a hostile act toward the United States.

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doctrine XIV. — (O)F. — L. doctrīna teaching, learning, f. doctor (see prec.).
So doctrinal XV.- late L. doctrīnālis; earlier sb. ‘text-book’ (XV) after OF. doctrinal, medL. doctrīnāle (sb. use of n. adj.). doctrinaire XIX (orig. one of a F. political party which aimed at an ideal of reconciliation of extremes).

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Doctrine

a body or set of principles or tenets; doctors collectively.

Examples: doctrine of comets, 1754; of instruments [laws], 1594; of doctorsBk. of St. Albans, 1486.

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