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 the Monroe Doctrine pronunciation in British English /ˌmʌnrəʊ ˈdɒktrɪn/
  1. the political principle that the US government will consider it an unfriendly action for a European government to deliberately become involved in the politics of any North American or South American country
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From US president James Monroe, whose government established the principle in 1823.


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