Doctrine (from Latin: doctrina) is a codification of beliefs or a body of teachings or instructions, taught principles or positions, as the body of teachings in a branch of knowledge or belief system. The Greek analogue is the etymology of catechism.

Often doctrine specifically connotes a corpus of religious dogma as it is promulgated by a church, but not necessarily: doctrine is also used to refer to a principle of law, in the common law traditions, established through a history of past decisions, such as the doctrine of self-defense, or the principle of fair use, or the more narrowly applicable first-sale doctrine. In some organizations, doctrine is simply defined as "that which is taught", in other words the basis for institutional teaching of its personnel internal ways of doing business.

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Mahayana - Doctrine - Buddha Nature
... According to some scholars, the Buddha nature discussed in some Mahāyāna sūtras does not represent a substantial self (ātman) rather, it is a positive language and expression of emptiness (śūnyatā) and represents the potentiality to realize Buddhahood through Buddhist practices ... It is the "true self" in representing the innate aspect of the individual that makes actualizing the ultimate personality possible ...
William Levada - Views - Congregation For The Doctrine of The Faith
... Concerning the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, he has said that if corrections took place by peers, if there were a functioning process of serious review and ...
Perpetual Virginity Of Mary
... The doctrine of the perpetual virginity of Mary expresses the Virgin Mary's "real and perpetual virginity even in the act of giving birth to Jesus the Son of God ... According to the doctrine, Mary was ever-virgin (Ancient Greek ἀειπαρθένος aeiparthenos) for the whole of her life, making Jesus her only ... By the fourth century, the doctrine had been widely supported by the Church Fathers, and by the seventh century it had been affirmed in a number of ...
Forum Non Conveniens - Explanation - Historical Origin
... Some writers see the doctrine of FNC as having developed from an earlier doctrine of forum non competens ("non-competent forum") ... The doctrine of FNC originated in the United States in Willendson v Forsoket 29 Fed Cas 1283 (DC Pa 1801) (No 17,682) where a federal district court in ...
Native Title - English Colonial Legacy
... Aboriginal title arose at the intersection of three common law doctrines articulated by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council the Act of State doctrine, Doctrine of Continuity, and the Recognition Doctrine ... The Act of State doctrine held that the Crown could confiscate or extinguish real or personal property rights in the process of conquering, without scrutiny from any British ... The Doctrine of Continuity presumed that the Crown did not intend to extinguish private property upon acquiring sovereignty, and thus that pre-existing ...

Famous quotes containing the word doctrine:

    Hume’s doctrine was that the circumstances vary, the amount of happiness does not; that the beggar cracking fleas in the sunshine under a hedge, and the duke rolling by in his chariot; the girl equipped for her first ball, and the orator returning triumphant from the debate, had different means, but the same quantity of pleasant excitement.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven, which was the main teaching of Jesus, is certainly one of the most revolutionary doctrines that ever stirred and changed human thought.
    —H.G. (Herbert George)

    You ask if there is no doctrine of sorrow in my philosophy. Of acute sorrow I suppose that I know comparatively little. My saddest and most genuine sorrows are apt to be but transient regrets. The place of sorrow is supplied, perchance, by a certain hard and proportionately barren indifference. I am of kin to the sod, and partake of its dull patience,—in winter expecting the sun of spring.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)