Monroe Doctrine
noun Etymology: James Monroe Date: 1853 a statement of United States foreign policy expressing opposition to extension of European control or influence in the western hemisphere

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  • Monroe Doctrine — n. the doctrine, essentially stated by President Monroe in a message to Congress (Dec., 1823), that the U.S. would regard as an unfriendly act any attempt by a European nation to interfere in the affairs of the American countries or increase its… …   English World dictionary

  • Monroe Doctrine — 1848, in reference to principles of policy contained in the message of U.S. President James Monroe to Congress on Dec. 2, 1823 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Monroe doctrine — Mon*roe doc trine See under {Doctrine}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Monroe Doctrine — U.S. President James Monroe. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, author of the Monroe Doctrine …   Wikipedia

  • Monroe Doctrine — U.S. Hist. the policy, as stated by President Monroe in 1823, that the U.S. opposed further European colonization of and interference with independent nations in the Western Hemisphere. * * * U.S. foreign policy statement first enunciated by Pres …   Universalium

  • Monroe Doctrine — (1823)    A sphere of influence statement enunciated by and named for James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States, in his annual message of 1823. The statement was occasioned by encroachments by Russia in the northwest of North America …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Monroe Doctrine — Monroe′ Doc′trine n. amh. the doctrine, essentially stated by President Monroe in 1823, that the U.S. opposed further European colonization of or intervention in the Western Hemisphere …   From formal English to slang

  • Monroe Doctrine — Monroe Doc|trine, the the idea, stated in a speech by President James Monroe in 1823, that countries of Europe should not get involved in the affairs of the countries of North and South America, and, in exchange for this, the US would not get… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Monroe Doctrine — A principle established as a policy of the United States, asserting its right to resist any European interference with the affairs of the governments of the American republics. The doctrine took its name from President Monroe, although it appears …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • MONROE DOCTRINE —    the doctrine of James Monroe, twice over President of the United States, that the United States should hold aloof from all interference with the affairs of the Old World, and should not suffer the Powers of the Old World to interfere with… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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