The article analyzes current issues related to the notion of the doctrine of the legal science. The author exposes the meaning and sense of the notion applied in the legal science and practice. Correlation of the doctrine with the state legal acts with similar titles, its place and role in the legal science are considered. The analysis of the doctrine and the concept, their difference and common features are provided.
Keywords: scientific and legal doctrine, doctrine/act, scientific concept, act/concept, doctrine law, doctrine iterpretation