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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: Latin doctrina, from doctor; DOCTOR1

doctrine

noun
     
Related topics: Policies
doc‧trine
1PPP [uncountable and countable] a set of beliefs that form an important part of a religion or system of ideas:
traditional doctrines of divine power
Marxist doctrine
2

Doctrine

[countable] American English a formal statement by a government about its future plans:
the announcement of the Truman Doctrine
doctrinal adjective

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