A structure/form found in the world...ie: religious, educational, governmental, commercial; which has as it's basis the idea of mandatory obligation to principles inherent in the structure requiring strict adherence and acceptance without question.
Doctrine in a religious structure which after evolution of centuries by a central core of leaders, is accepted as unquestionably the "fact" or the "truth". Direct questioning then would lead to expulsion or being shunned or removed from the group. Inclusion in an obligarchy requires acceptance/approval of, and adherence to certain basic premises for inclusion in the group.
by Franc Shoults May 10, 2006