Indoctrination : assimilating someone into a culture or subculture. Not necessarily a bad thing; adults indoctrinate kids that it's wrong to hurt others.

In*doc`tri*na"tion (?), n.

The act of indoctrinating, or the condition of being indoctrinated; instruction in the rudiments and principles of any science or system of belief; information.

Sir T. Browne.


© Webster 1913.

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