Definition of “doctrine” - English Dictionary

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“doctrine” in British English

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doctrinenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈdɒk.trɪn/ us /ˈdɑːk.trɪn/

a belief or set of beliefs, especially political or religious ones, that are taught and accepted by a particular group:

Christian doctrine
The president said he would not go against sound military doctrine.

(Definition of “doctrine” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“doctrine” in American English

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doctrinenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈdɑk·trən/

a belief, theory, or set of beliefs, esp. political or religious, taught and accepted by a particular group:

[ U ] church doctrine

(Definition of “doctrine” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“doctrine” in Business English

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doctrinenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɒktrɪn/ us

a principle or set of principles that are followed by a particular group or in a particular situation:

The doctrine of continuous quality improvement is being implemented in the health-care industry worldwide.
an economic/legal/political doctrine

(Definition of “doctrine” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)