AskDefine | Define tenet

Dictionary Definition

tenet n : a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof [syn: dogma]

User Contributed Dictionary



tenet, from teneo



  1. An opinion, belief, or principle held to be true by someone or especially an organization.


An opinion, belief or principle



  1. he/she/it has or holds.

Extensive Definition

A tenet is any opinion, principle, dogma, or doctrine which a person or group believes or maintains, such as the tenets of Plato or of UNESCO.
Tenet may also refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

a belief, article of faith, axiom, belief, canon, code, commandment, convention, conviction, credo, creed, dictum, doctrine, dogma, form, formula, general principle, golden rule, guideline, guiding principle, idea, ideology, imperative, law, maxim, mitzvah, moral, norm, opinion, ordinance, persuasion, position, precept, principium, principle, regulation, rubric, rule, settled principle, standard, teaching, view, viewpoint, working principle, working rule
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