Doctrine synonyms

dŏk'trĭn
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A basic truth, law, or assumption:
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A principle, plan, or course of action, as pursued by a government, organization, individual, etc.
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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 principle, doctrine, or belief held as a truth, as by some group
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A plan suggested for acceptance; a proposal.
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A rule or principle prescribing a particular course of action or conduct.
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An individual thing or element of a class; a particular object or item:
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An original idea, design, etc.; conception
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The act or process by which a judge or jury finds someone guilty of an offense. See also judgment.
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A positive, arrogant assertion of opinion
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The act or process of positing.
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A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert:
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Something believed or accepted as true, especially a particular tenet or a body of tenets accepted by a group of persons.
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Abstract reasoning; speculation:
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A large, organized public exhibition centered around a particular industry or activity and typically featuring speakers, vendors, etc.
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A statement of position or belief
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(Aeron.) The position of an aircraft or spacecraft in relation to a given line or plane, as the horizon
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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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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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A philosophical explanation of the origins of law, grounding it in purported external facts (such as biology, religious conceptions of right and wrong, and so on) rather than in human custom or practice. A philosophical explanation of the origins of law, grounding it in purported external facts (such as biology, religious conceptions of right and wrong, and so on) rather than in human custom or practice.
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Plural form of teaching
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A statement of position or belief
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A basic religious belief held by a group or person
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A statement of position or belief
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An established or basic rule or principle
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(Embryology) The capacity of an embryo to continue normal development following injury to or alteration of a structure.
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An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency.
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A formal expression of opinion; a judgment.
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(Law) A formal statement initiating a lawsuit by specifying the facts and legal grounds for the relief sought; a complaint or petition.
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An investor who buys stocks, commodities, etc. in the belief their price will rise
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A system of belief, principles, or opinions:
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The proclamation of the redemption preached by Jesus and the Apostles, which is the central content of Christian revelation.
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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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The Apostles' Creed.
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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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The lowest frequency of a periodically varying quantity or of a vibrating system.
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A doctrine, theory, system, etc., esp. one whose name ends in -ism
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An early, single-barreled, automatic machine gun
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A belief in occult powers and the hope of controlling them
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A set of principles for use in scientific or philosophical investigation.
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An underlying theory or set of ideas relating to a particular field of activity or to life as a whole:
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(Zoology) A set of actions that an animal performs in a fixed sequence, often as a means of communication:
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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. 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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A precept or doctrine:
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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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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 57 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for doctrine, like: principle, policy, common law, tenet, proposition, precept, article, concept, conviction, dogma and position.