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Synonyms for doctrineˈdɒk trɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ism(noun)

    a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

    doctrine, philosophical system, school of thought, ism, philosophy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. doctrine

    Doctrine primarily signifies that which is taught; principle, the fundamental basis on which the teaching rests. A doctrine is reasoned out, and may be defended by reasoning; a dogma rests on authority, as of direct revelation, the decision of the church, etc. A doctrine or dogma is a statement of some one item of belief; a creed is a summary of doctrines or dogmas. Dogma has commonly, at the present day, an offensive signification, as of a belief arrogantly asserted. Tenet is simply that which is held, and is applied to a single item of belief; it is a neutral word, neither approving nor condemning; we speak of the doctrines of our own church; of the tenets of others. A precept relates not to belief, but to conduct. Compare FAITH; LAW.

    article of belief, article of faith, belief, dogma, precept, principle, teaching, tenet

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. doctrine(n.)

    dogma, tenet, opinion, precept, principle

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