• (GA) IPA: /ˈdɑktɹɪn/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈdɒktɹɪn/


  1. (countable) A belief or tenet, especially about philosophical or theological matters.
    The incarnation is a basic doctrine of classical Christianity.
    The four noble truths summarise the main doctrines of Buddhism.
  2. (countable and uncountable) The body of teachings of an ideology, most often a religion, or of an ideological or religious leader, organization, group or text.
    What is the understanding of marriage and family in orthodox Marxist doctrine?
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