Monroe Doctrine

noun
Mon·​roe Doctrine | \ mən-ˈrō- How to pronounce Monroe Doctrine (audio) also ˈmən- or ˈmän- \

Definition of Monroe Doctrine

: a statement of U.S. foreign policy expressing opposition to extension of European control or influence in the western hemisphere

First Known Use of Monroe Doctrine

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Monroe Doctrine

James Monroe

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“Monroe Doctrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Monroe%20Doctrine. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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