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indoctrination

[in-dok-truh-ney-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the act of indoctrinating, or teaching or inculcating a doctrine, principle, or ideology, especially one with a specific point of view: religious indoctrination.
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Origin of indoctrination

Related formsre·in·doc·tri·na·tion, noun
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Related Words

persuasiontrainingbrainwashinginstruction

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  • They devised a system of indoctrination unequaled by that of any other people.

    Government in Republican China

    Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger

  • The period of indoctrination varies in length with the individuals.

    The Victor

    Bryce Walton

  • You will be screened now and taken to the indoctrination ward.

    The Victor

    Bryce Walton

  • This indoctrination—you, the girl—you went crazy when I talked about dying—what—?

    The Victor

    Bryce Walton

  • They were comparatively new here, all these in this indoctrination ward.

    The Victor

    Bryce Walton


Word Origin and History for indoctrination

n.

1640s, noun of action from indoctrinate.

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