• WordNet 3.6
    • adj doctrinal relating to or involving or preoccupied with doctrine "quibbling over doctrinal minutiae"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Doctrinal A matter of doctrine; also, a system of doctrines.
    • doctrinal Pertaining to, or containing, doctrine or something taught and to be believed; as, a doctrinal observation. "Doctrinal clauses."
    • doctrinal Pertaining to, or having to do with, teaching. "The word of God serveth no otherwise than in the nature of a doctrinal instrument."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • doctrinal Pertaining to doctrine; consisting of or characterized by doctrine; relating or pertaining to fundamental belief or instruction: as, doctrinal theology; doctrinal soundness in religion, science, or politics; a doctrinal controversy.
    • doctrinal Serving for instruction or guidance; having the office or effect of teaching.
    • n doctrinal Something that is a part of doctrine; a tenet or article of belief.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Doctrinal relating to or containing doctrine: relating to the act of teaching
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  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “The doctrine of human equality reposes on this: that there is no man really clever who has not found that he is stupid.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.”
  • Tony Benn
    Tony Benn
    “A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world.”
  • Simone Weil
    “A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid being deceived by false doctrines.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The doctrine of equality! There exists no more poisonous poison: for it seems to be preached by justice itself, while it is the end of justice.”
  • Thomas Kempis
    “If your heart were sincere and upright, every creature would be unto you a looking-glass of life and a book of holy doctrine.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. doctrinalis, fr. L. doctrina,: cf. F. doctrinal,. See Doctrine
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. doctrīna, docēre, to teach.


In literature:

Darwin's theory was arrived at from data taken from the biological realm, and consists of two doctrines.
"The Church, the Schools and Evolution" by J. E. (Judson Eber) Conant
The modern drift is antagonistic to doctrine and repudiates the miraculous.
"Christ, Christianity and the Bible" by I. M. Haldeman
This is an age in which it is accounted vulgar to express plain doctrines in plain language.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
It would make any man remember that he had to "catch a car" if he were asked suddenly to explain the doctrine of the Trinity.
"Men, Women, and Gods" by Helen H. Gardener
The essential doctrine of monophysitism is the assertion of the absolute numerical unity of the person of Christ.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
Nor is the doctrine of the Church.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
This doctrine appears in his familiar talk, and even in the papers which he meant to be light reading.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
Friendship and love were cardinal points in the doctrine of ethical life.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Evidently, then, the doctrine of the Gospel does not oppose the doctrine of good works, but transcends it.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
These doctrines Christ has confirmed by his life, more glorious than that of any man.
"The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli" by Johann Hottinger
It comes to the same thing, whichever of those doctrines we adopt.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
This doctrine of recognition is distinctively an American doctrine.
"The United States and Latin America" by John Holladay Latané
I speak only of their doctrine of the Sunday.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
It is not suggested here that it is any part of the Liberal doctrine to seek peace at any price, or to turn the other cheek to the smiter.
"A Short History of English Liberalism" by Walter Lyon Blease
For this doctrine, there are no valid social standards of right and wrong.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
The ban was not removed till 1575, Erastus declaring his firm adhesion to the doctrine of the Trinity.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
"The Biological Problem of To-day" by Oscar Hertwig
For, with a change in the conception of God, no doctrine can go wholly untouched.
"Theology and the Social Consciousness" by Henry Churchill King
The doctrine of Fate has been made use of in armies as a policy to induce soldiers to face danger.
"Reason, The Only Oracle of Man" by Ethan Allen
These were noble doctrines, and nobly pleaded.
"Auricular Confession and Popish Nunneries Volumes I. and II., Complete" by William Hogan

In poetry:

Poverty is an indelible stain
On the brow of humanity through the ages.
And never can this stain be effaced
By doctrines decaying in temples
"Poem Of Poverty" by Millosh Gjergj Nikolla
Thy works, to me, are fully known,
Thy patience, and thy toil, I own;
Thy views of gospel truth are clear,
Nor canst thou other doctrine bear.
"Ephesus" by John Newton
Then give me grace and give me pow'r,
That I may thee, while young, adore,
And with true faith and heart sincere,
May in thy doctrines persevere!
"A Prayer For Mr. Samuel Prichard, The Author's Son" by Rees Prichard
But let man unto man like brethren act,
My doctrine this suits to a T,
The heart that can feel for the woes of another,
Oh, that's the religion for me.
"My Religion" by Anonymous Oceania
Ah me! that Christians cannot give
One crown, of all that they possess,
Or one month's time, whilst here they live,
To learn the doctrines they profess!
"Advice To Hear, And To Read, The Word Of God" by Rees Prichard
Yet my Disciples sleep: I cannot gain
One houre of watching; but their drowsie bram
Comforts not me, and doth my doctrine stain:
Was ever grief like mine?
"The Sacrifice" by George Herbert

In news:

The Monroe Doctrine (Local Scoreboard for May 16th).
Fort Drum reviews site of fire that killed five soldiers, led to Feres Doctrine .
"Nationalization", The New Fairness Doctrine .
Times force new war tactics Changed circumstances force Powell to change doctrine on intervention.
Some day, Republicans may re-discover that selfishness is a structurally flimsy basis for a political doctrine .
Castle doctrine no protection for MN man police say killed intruders.
Supreme Court should affirm aspects of Mount Laurel doctrine : Opinion.
Obama's Collapsing Foreign Policy Doctrine .
At the Washington Post, Jackson Diehl writes that the Benghazi attack is the first sign of the collapse of Obama's foreign policy doctrine , and Syria is right on its heels.
Then call it the light footprint doctrine .
Brice Harper and the Castle Doctrine A recent Montana case, while tragic, does not undermine the principle of self-defense.
Texas justifiable homicides rise with 'Castle Doctrine '.
Catholic doctrine does not fit easily with typical approaches of the left or the right.
Romney, the Bush doctrine vs Obama's foreign policy and American exceptionalism, according to Condoleezza Rice.
Our Q&A with Mark Hoekstra on 'castle doctrine ' laws.

In science:

Similar remarks apply, when the RDA’s target is not perdurantism, but some other neoHumean doctrine such as Lewis’ Humean supervenience (1986, p.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
My second assumption is that it is legitimate to relativize the intrinsic-extrinsic distinction among properties to a body of doctrine.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Warning: Choosing logically strong bodies of doctrine can yield odd-sounding verdicts of extrinsicality.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
The solution of course is to exercise some judgment about what is a natural or useful body of doctrine to which to relativize.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
As we shall see, if worked out this other way of interpreting the particle concept, rather than the official doctrine that indices represent particles, provides a natural bridge to particles as they occur in classical physics.
How Classical Particles Emerge From the Quantum World
Reyes, Doctrines in Categorical Logic, In: Handbook of Mathematical Logic, J.
Theories of analytic monads
Reyes, Doctrines in Categorical Logic, In: Handbook of Mathematical Logic, J.
Monads of regular theories
A. Definition The notion of "term" is a central concept in the indexing and documentary retrieval doctrine.
A Linguistic Model for Terminology Extraction based Conditional Random Fields
The current doctrine of particle physics is a bottom-up approach that tries to analyze the most fundamental units of nature in terms of elementary particles with all the associating dynmanics and symmetries.
Chiral Perturbation on the Lightfront
At the pivot point of contemporary quantum mechanics (Q.M.) stands a doctrine, that perhaps may yet undergo many shifts of meaning but that will not, I am convinced, cease to be the pivot point.
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information: Are They Related to Quantum Paradoxology?
Doctrina Una Veritas Una” (”One Doctrine One Truth”), not really a scientific approach.
Heavy Ion Dynamics and Neutron Stars
Kant’s Doctrine of the ‘Things in Themselves’ and Noumena.
Were the ancient Greeks right that space is continuous material plenum?
Bayes, An essay towards solving a Problem in the Doctrine of Chances, Philos.
Link Prediction in Complex Networks: A Survey
Would the picture be similar for the Floquet absorption? To avoid ’doctrinal constrains’ we shall stick to intuitive ideas .
Are there Floquet Quanta?
The Compa˜nia de Jesus forbids the teaching of the atomic doctrine. 22nd June 1633, Galileo recants. “Of all the days that was the one / An age of reason could have begun” In the ”Saggiatore”, Galileo had begun to think of physical movement of atoms as the origin of the heat.
Dream of a Christmas lecture