Doctrine

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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... 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 ...

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