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Definition 1: a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for ism in the sense of this definition

(ism is a kind of ...) any cognitive content held as true

(... is a kind of ism ) (New Testament) in Revelations it is foretold that those faithful to Jesus will reign with Jesus over the earth for a thousand years; the meaning of these words have been much debated; some denominations (e.g. Jehovah's Witnesses) expect it to be a thousand years of justice and peace and happiness

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural

(... is a kind of ism ) a doctrine of reform

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that reason is the right basis for regulating conduct

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (as in the Book of Revelations) are presently in the course of being fulfilled

(... is a kind of ism ) the political doctrine that supports the rights and powers of the common people in their struggle with the privileged elite

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that reality consists of several basic substances or elements

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable

(... is a kind of ism ) a revolutionary doctrine that advocates destruction of the social system for its own sake

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that nations should act independently (rather than collectively) to attain their goals

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that several different cultures (rather than one national culture) can coexist peacefully and equitably in a single country

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that reality consists of a single basic substance or element

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political and economic and social equality

(... is a kind of ism ) a doctrine that advocates equal rights for women

(... is a kind of ism ) a doctrine that on the death of the body the soul migrates to or is born again in another body

(... is a kind of ism ) the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group

(... is a kind of ism ) (ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements prescribe appropriate attitudes and behavior

(... is a kind of ism ) (linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting prescriptive linguistics

(... is a kind of ism ) (ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements have a truth value

(... is a kind of ism ) (linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting descriptive linguistics

(... is a kind of ism ) doctrine that the useful is the good; especially as elaborated by Jeremy Bentham and James Mill; the aim was said to be the greatest happiness for the greatest number

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine of a religious group

(... is a kind of ism ) a doctrine that is taught

"the teachings of religion" "he believed all the Christian precepts"

(... is a kind of ism ) a doctrine that federal powers should be curtailed and returned to the individual states

(... is a kind of ism ) a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy

(... is a kind of ism ) a philosophical doctrine proposed by Edmund Husserl based on the study of human experience in which considerations of objective reality are not taken into account

(... is a kind of ism ) a doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

(... is a kind of ism ) a doctrine that maintains the right of secession

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine of realistic (literal) portrayal in art or literature

(... is a kind of ism ) a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative

"he believed all the Marxist dogma"

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are not accountable to their subjects; rebellion is the worst of political crimes

"the doctrine of the divine right of kings was enunciated by the Stuarts in Britain in the 16th century"

(... is a kind of ism ) any system of principles or beliefs

(... is a kind of ism ) the literal belief in the account of Creation given in the Book of Genesis

"creationism denies the theory of evolution of species"

(... is a kind of ism ) any doctrine emphasizing the importance of the context in solving problems or establishing the meaning of terms

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures it is possible to achieve a high spiritual or intellectual state

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine of opposition to the social and political establishment

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that all natural objects and the universe itself have souls

"animism is common among primitive peoples"

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that human beings are purely animal in nature and lacking a spiritual nature

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that moral distinctions are invalid

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine of an absolute being

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that calls for the abolition of slavery

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrines of the Kabbalah

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that reality consists of two basic opposing elements, often taken to be mind and matter (or mind and body), or good and evil

(... is a kind of ism ) any of the various theories or doctrines or philosophical systems that attempt to explain the phenomena of the universe in terms of some immanent force or energy

(... is a kind of ism ) a doctrine of hedonism that was defended by several ancient Greek philosophers

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that irredenta should be controlled by the country to which they are ethnically or historically related

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that nations should conduct their foreign affairs individualistically without the advice or involvement of other nations

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that nations should cooperate because their common interests are more important than their differences

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that government should not interfere in commercial affairs

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine of a sect of Hindu philosophers who practiced nudity and asceticism and meditation

(... is a kind of ism ) a doctrine that is believed to be of great importance

"Newton's writings were gospel for those who followed"

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine of the Girondists

(... is a kind of ism ) any doctrine that stresses utility or purpose

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine that formal structure rather than content is what should be represented

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine of expanding the territory or the economic influence of a country

(... is a kind of ism ) a doctrine that ethics and ethical ideas are valid and important

"his ethicism often led him to moralize"

(... is a kind of ism ) the doctrine of supporting the social or political establishment

(... is a kind of ism ) the military doctrine that an enemy will be deterred from using nuclear weapons as long as he can be destroyed as a consequence

"when two nations both resort to nuclear deterrence the consequence could be mutual destruction"

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