Definition of Doctrine:

  1. A belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a Church, political party, or other group.

  2. Widely adhered-to principle or rule based on strong evidence and/or sound reasoning. In comparison, dogma is supported as a mere claim, or is imposed by a fiat usually in defiance of evidence to the contrary, or without the corroborating facts. Opposing parties usually label their own assertions a doctrine, and those of the opponents a dogma.

Synonyms of Doctrine

Athanasian Creed, Catechism, Nicene Creed, A belief, Article of faith, Articles of faith, Articles of religion, Axiom, Basic, Belief, Canon, Concept, Conviction, Credenda, Credo, Creed, Dogma, Faith, Fundamental, Idea, Instruction, Maxim, Opinion, Orthodoxy, Postulate, Precept, Principle, Proposition, Religion, Religious belief, Religious faith, System of beliefs, Teaching, Tenet, Theology, Theory, Thesis, Tradition, Creed, Credo, Dogma, Belief, Set of beliefs, Code of belief, Conviction, Teaching

How to use Doctrine in a sentence?

  1. The doctrine of predestination.

Meaning of Doctrine & Doctrine Definition