[ US /ˈdɑktɹən, ˈdɔktɝɪn/ ]
[ UK /dˈɒktɹɪn/ ]
  1. a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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How To Use doctrine In A Sentence

  • We believe that it is okay to charge for healing based on the doctrine, ‘The workman is worthy of his hire.’
  • Obviously, I'm not Catholic, but I think it takes a lot of effrontery for the media to try to dictate the doctrine for Catholics.
  • They propagated political doctrines which promised to tear apart the fabric of British society.
  • Animals are humanized, that is, the kinship between animal and human life is still keenly felt, and this reminds us of those early animistic interpretations of nature which subsequently led to doctrines of metempsychosis. The Art of the Story-Teller
  • He was a strong supporter of the doctrine of papal infallibility and he drew up a postulatum in which he favoured a definition by implication in preference to an explicit affirmation of the dogma. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon
  • The Protestant Reformers defined the Roman doctrine of Works as a form of barter system, whereby believers could accrue spiritual benefits for themselves and salvation through their performance.
  • The Pythagorean doctrine that one soul can not only transmigrate from man to man, from man to beast, but also indifferently to plants, serves as the basis for the soul's secular progress.
  • In contemporary philosophical language these would be the doctrines of hylozoism and animism.
  • Our mercenaries (Blackwater and Haliburton and their minion) will still be on the ground, interfering with the new government whenever it drifts from the preordained path carved out by the American government since The Carter Doctrine. CNN Poll: Americans overwhelming support moving US combat troops out of Iraqi cities
  • At that time, I being but eight years of age, was left in town for the convenience of education, boarded with an aunt, who was a rigid presbyterian, and confined me so closely to what she called the duties of religion, that in time I grew weary of her doctrines, and by degrees received an aversion for the good books, she daily recommended to my perusal. The Adventures of Roderick Random
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