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doctrine

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doctrine

 
 
pronunciation:
dak trihn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that is advocated or taught; teaching.
synonyms:
belief, teaching, tenet
similar words:
axiom, dogma, line, precept, principle, theory, thought
definition 2: a belief or system of beliefs held and advocated by a religious, governmental, academic, or other group; dogma.
Catholic doctrines on birth control.
synonyms:
credo, creed, dogma, gospel
similar words:
axiom, belief, canon, dictum, ideology, principle, tenet, theory, thought
derivation: doctrinal (adj.)
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The word doctrine contains the following part:
doc Latin root that means teach