doctrine (n.)
precept, lesson
AC V.ii.31[Cleopatra to Proculeius] I hourly learn / A doctrine of obedience
LLL IV.iii.326[Berowne to King] From women's eyes this doctrine I derive
RJ I.i.238[Benvolio to Romeo, of the latter's argument] I'll pay that doctrine, or else die in debt
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