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- old-fashioned, out of date
1918, Arthur Balfour, Response to Woodrow Wilsons Speech:
- Coming to the third proposition, von Hertling says, with justice, that the doctrine of the balance of power is a more or less antiquated doctrine.
Said of abstract concepts (such as doctrines, notions, ideas, principles, opinions, philosophies, methods, and words), but also of physical objects such as doors and maps.