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Another word for doctrine

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Noun
  1. A principle taught or advanced for belief, as by a religious or philosophical group

      1. A doctrine, principle, or position held as part of a philosophy, religion, or field of endeavor.
      2. A principle, doctrine, or belief held as a truth, as by some group
      1. A precept or doctrine:
      2. The act, practice, occupation, or profession of a teacher.
      3. The profession of teaching.
      1. Doctrines, tenets, or beliefs, collectively
      2. A principle or statement of ideas, or a group of such principles or statements, especially when considered to be authoritative or accepted uncritically:
      3. A doctrine or a corpus of doctrines relating to matters such as morality and faith, set forth in an authoritative manner by a religion.
    See also:

    belief

Another word for doctrine

Noun
  1. A statement of position or belief

      1. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Jean Baptiste François Bulliard (1752-1793).
      2. A person who buys commodities or securities in anticipation of a rise in prices or who tries by speculative purchases to effect such a rise.
      3. An optimist, especially regarding business conditions.
      1. The act or process of declaring.
      2. A statement of taxable goods or of properties subject to duty.
      3. (Law) A formal statement initiating a lawsuit by specifying the facts and legal grounds for the relief sought; a complaint or petition.
      1. The act of pronouncing
      2. A formal expression of opinion; a judgment.
      3. A formal, often authoritative statement of a fact, opinion, or judgment
      1. A declaration, order, etc. made by a judge or court in deciding a specific question or point of law
      2. A legal doctrine or principle.
      3. A statute or regulation governing the court process:
      1. A rule, ordinance, or law by which conduct, etc. is regulated; specif., one of a body of rules or laws governing an industry, institution, or type of business
      2. A governmental order having the force of law.
      3. A principle, rule, or law designed to control or govern conduct.
      1. A secular law, rule, or code of law.
      2. A member of certain religious communities living under a common rule and bound by vows.
      3. A group of literary works that are generally accepted as representing a field:
      1. A very basic belief not to be doubted.
      2. A basic religious belief held by a group or person
      1. The particular message or curriculum that is taught. Often used in the form: the teachings of X.
      2. Plural form of teaching
      1. The law of England adopted by its territories and colonies, including the United States at the time of its formation.
      2. The law of a country or state based on custom, usage, and the decisions and opinions of law courts: it is now largely codified by legislative definition
      1. The laws of nature, collectively
      2. A body of principles that are considered to be inherent in nature and have universal application in determining whether human conduct is right or wrong, often contrasted with positive law.
      3. (Philosophy) An ethical theory that posits the existence of a law whose content is set by nature and that therefore has validity everywhere.
      1. Law originating in custom, usage, court decisions, etc., rather than in the action of any lawmaking body
      1. A precept or a body of precepts that are not written in the sacred book of a religion, such as the Bible, but are considered holy or true.
      2. A long-established custom or practice having the effect of precedent or unwritten law
      3. A style or method of an activity or practice, especially of artistic expression, that is recognized and sometimes imitated:
      1. (Aeron.) The position of an aircraft or spacecraft in relation to a given line or plane, as the horizon
      2. The position or posture assumed by the body in connection with an action, feeling, mood, etc.
      3. A manner of thinking, feeling, or behaving that reflects a state of mind or disposition:
      1. A course of action, guiding principle, or procedure considered expedient, prudent, or advantageous:
      2. A written contract in which one party guarantees to insure another against a specified loss, damage, injury, etc. in return for payments, usually periodic, called premiums
      3. A plan or course of action, as of a government, political party, or business, intended to influence and determine decisions, actions, and other matters:
      1. A practice or procedure widely observed in a group, especially to facilitate social interaction; a custom:
      2. General agreement on the usages and practices of social life
      3. A customary practice, rule, method, etc.; usage
      1. Abstract reasoning; speculation:
      2. A belief or principle that guides action or assists comprehension or judgment:
      3. The branch of a science or art consisting of its explanatory statements, accepted principles, and methods of analysis, as opposed to practice:
      1. Anything believed or accepted as true; esp., a creed, doctrine, or tenet
      2. The mental act, condition, or habit of placing trust or confidence in another:
      3. The state of believing; conviction or acceptance that certain things are true or real
      1. A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof:
      2. (Law) The formal statement by a judge, court referee, etc. of the law bearing on a case
      3. An attorney's formal, usually written statement giving an assessment of how the law should be or is likely to be applied in a particular situation.
      1. A principle or proposition posited.
      2. A point of view or attitude on a certain question:
      3. A situation as it relates to the surrounding circumstances:
      1. A doctrine; tenet; belief
      2. A doctrine or a corpus of doctrines relating to matters such as morality and faith, set forth in an authoritative manner by a religion.
      3. A principle or statement of ideas, or a group of such principles or statements, especially when considered to be authoritative or accepted uncritically:
      1. The act or process of convincing.
      2. The state or appearance of being convinced:
      3. The state of being found or proved guilty:
      1. A general idea or understanding of something:
      2. An idea or thought, esp. a generalized idea of a thing or class of things; abstract notion
      3. A plan or original idea:
      1. The parts of a formal declaration, or of a body of rules, beliefs, etc., considered as a whole
      2. An individual thing or element of a class; a particular object or item:
      3. A particular section or item of a series in a written document, as in a contract, constitution, or treaty.
      1. A rule of moral conduct; maxim
      2. A rule or direction, as in technical matters
      3. A rule or principle prescribing a particular course of action or conduct.
      1. An offer of a private bargain, especially a request for sexual relations.
      2. (Logic) An informative statement whose truth or falsity can be evaluated by means of logic
      3. A subject for discussion or analysis.
      1. A fixed or predetermined policy or mode of action.
      2. A fundamental truth, law, doctrine, or motivating force, upon which others are based
      3. A rule or law concerning the functioning of natural phenomena or mechanical processes:
      1. A doctrine, principle, or position held as part of a philosophy, religion, or field of endeavor.
      2. A principle, doctrine, or belief held as a truth, as by some group
    See also:

    law

  2. Several tenets built into a faith

      1. (Music) Gospel music.
      2. The teachings of Jesus and the Apostles; specif., the Christian doctrine of the redemption of man through Jesus as Christ
      3. (Christianity) Alternative spelling of gospel.
      1. A system of belief, principles, or opinions:
      2. A brief statement of religious belief; confession of faith
      3. A specific statement of this kind, accepted by a church
      1. Doctrines, tenets, or beliefs, collectively
      2. A doctrine; tenet; belief
      3. A doctrine or a corpus of doctrines relating to matters such as morality and faith, set forth in an authoritative manner by a religion.
    See also:

    faith

Synonym Study

  • Precept refers to an injunction or dogma intended as a rule of action or conduct to teach by example rather than by precept
  • Tenet connotes a component belief or principle of a system or theory the tenets of a political party
  • Dogma refers to a belief or doctrine that is handed down by authority as true and indisputable, and may connote arbitrariness, arrogance, etc. religious dogma
  • Doctrine refers to a theory based on carefully worked out principles and taught or advocated by its adherents scientific or social doctrines