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doctrīna , ae, f. doctor,
I.teaching, instruction (class.; cf.: litterae, artes, disciplina, praecepta, scientia, humanitas).
I. Prop.: “non aliqua mihi doctrina tradita, sed in rerum usu causisque tractata,Cic. de Or. 1, 48, 208; 1, 3, 11; id. Off. 44, 155: “puerilis,id. de Or. 3, 31, 125; id. Mur. 30, 63; id. Sest. 56; Quint. 2, 8, 3; 6, 3, 12; 12, 2, 1 (in these passages of Quint. opp. natura; cf. also Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 100); id. 2, 12, 8; Hor. C. 4, 4, 33 et saep.—
II. Transf.
B. Subject., the habit produced by instruction, principle: “mala studia malaeque doctrinae,Cic. Leg. 2, 15 fin.: “neque id fecit naturā solum, sed etiam doctrinā,Nep. Att. 17, 3.
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