Doctrine synonyms

dŏk'trĭn

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A fundamental truth, law, doctrine, or motivating force, upon which others are based
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A rule or direction, as in technical matters
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A principle, doctrine, or belief held as a truth, as by some group
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A doctrine or a corpus of doctrines relating to matters such as morality and faith, set forth in an authoritative manner by a religion.
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The definition of a policy is a written contract or agreement.
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A style or method of an activity or practice, especially of artistic expression, that is recognized and sometimes imitated:
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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
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A set of rules or methods, as those regulating the practice of a church or monastic order.
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(Uncountable) The act of offering (an idea) for consideration.
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A particular section or item of a series in a written document, as in a contract, constitution, or treaty.
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An understanding retained in the mind, from experience, reasoning and/or imagination; a generalization (generic, basic form), or abstraction (mental impression), of a particular set of instances or occurrences (specific, though different, recorded manifestations of the concept).
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The act or process of convincing.
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One's attitude toward or opinion on a subject; stand
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(European Union law) a judicial opinion delivered by an Advocate General to the European Court of Justice where he or she proposes a legal solution to the cases for which the court is responsible
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Mental acceptance of a claim as likely true.
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A systematic statement of principles involved
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The definition of a convention is a meeting or assembly of people who share a common interest or a convention is a method, practice, rule or custom.
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A statement of position or belief
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The definition of an attitude is a way of feeling or acting toward a person, thing or situation.
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Law originating in custom, usage, court decisions, etc., rather than in the action of any lawmaking body
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A statement of position or belief
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Rules of conduct supposedly inherent in the relations between human beings and discoverable by reason; law based upon an assumed innate moral sense
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Plural form of teaching
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A statement of position or belief
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A thing that is believed as a matter of faith.
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A statement of position or belief
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(Countable) A law or administrative rule, issued by an organization, used to guide or prescribe the conduct of members of that organization.
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The definition of a rule is an official regulation, code of regulations or set practice.
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The act of pronouncing
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An investor who buys stocks, commodities, etc. in the belief their price will rise
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The definition of a creed is a belief, particularly a religious one.
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The history of the life and teachings of Jesus
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A statute, ordinance, or other rule enacted by a legislature.
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A religious belief system.
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Of or relating to Kabballah.
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Stubbornly holding on to an idea without concern for practicalities or reality.
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Any occult doctrine
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Doctrines to be believed; matters of faith
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The musical setting of the Nicene Creed.
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A principle, theory, law, etc. serving as a basis; essential part
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A doctrine, theory, system, etc., esp. one whose name ends in -ism
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A key principle of law that has been repeated so often it has become a commonplace expression.
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A set of principles for use in scientific or philosophical investigation.
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Any practice, action, or procedure performed or observed regularly, consistently, etc.
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A declaration of fact or an allegation by a witness; a piece of sworn testimony. See also closing statement, evidence, and opening statement.
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The act, practice, occupation, or profession of a teacher.
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A withholding or lack of belief, esp. in religion or in certain religious doctrines
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Disbelief is defined as an unwillingness to accept something as true.
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Skepticism is a general attitude of distrusting or doubting.
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A heterodox belief, creed, or teaching.
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Philosophy is a set of ideals, standards or beliefs used to describe behavior and thought.
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a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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A point of view held by a particular group:
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A law or body of laws of a church
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A formal statement; proclamation
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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
Find another word for doctrine. In this page you can discover 69 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for doctrine, like: principle, precept, tenet, dogma, policy, tradition, common law, discipline, truth, humanism and proposition.