1. church doctrine the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
  2. Truman doctrine President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology
  3. doctrine a belief accepted as authoritative by some group or school
  4. cy pres doctrine a rule that when literal compliance is impossible the intention of a donor or testator should be carried out as nearly as possible
  5. architecture the discipline dealing with the design of fine buildings
  6. Monroe Doctrine an American foreign policy opposing interference in the western hemisphere from outside powers
  7. cell doctrine (biology) the theory that cells form the fundamental structural and functional units of all living organisms; proposed in 1838 by Matthias Schleiden and by Theodor Schwann
  8. judicial doctrine a principle underlying the formulation of jurisprudence
  9. architectural of or pertaining to the art and science of architecture
  10. churchwarden an officer in the Episcopal church who helps a parish priest with secular matters
  11. church tower the tower of a church
  12. churchgoer a religious person who goes to church regularly
  13. religious doctrine the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
  14. charcuterie a delicatessen that specializes in meats
  15. Church of the Brethren a Baptist denomination founded in 1708 by Americans of German descent; opposed to military service and taking legal oaths; practiced trine immersion
  16. architecturally with regard to architecture
  17. Charles Kettering United States electrical engineer who made numerous automotive improvements (including the electric starter) (1876-1958)
  18. Church Father (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom
  19. theological doctrine the doctrine of a religious group
  20. snake doctor slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.