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doctrine
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition a belief (or system of beliefs or principles) accepted as authoritative by some group
  • There were men, too, of a sturdier texture of mind than his, and endowed with a far greater share of shrewd, hard iron, or granite understanding; which, duly mingled with a fair proportion of doctrinal ingredient, constitutes a highly respectable, efficacious, and unamiable variety of the clerical species.
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (34% in)

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