self-doctrine

doctrine

[dok-trin]
noun
1.
a particular principle, position, or policy taught or advocated, as of a religion or government: Catholic doctrines; the Monroe Doctrine.
2.
something that is taught; teachings collectively: religious doctrine.
3.
a body or system of teachings relating to a particular subject: the doctrine of the Catholic Church.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin doctrīna teaching, equivalent to doct(o)r doctor + -īna -ine2

self-doctrine, noun


1. tenet, dogma, theory, precept, belief.
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doctrine (ˈdɒktrɪn)
 
n
1.  a creed or body of teachings of a religious, political, or philosophical group presented for acceptance or belief; dogma
2.  a principle or body of principles that is taught or advocated
 
[C14: from Old French, from Latin doctrīna teaching, from doctor see doctor]
 
doctrinal
 
adj
 
doctrinality
 
n
 
doc'trinally
 
adv
 
'doctrinism
 
n
 
'doctrinist
 
n

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doctrine
late 14c., from O.Fr. doctrine (12c.), from L. doctrina "teaching, body of teachings, learning," from doctor "teacher" (see doctor).
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