AskDefine | Define tenet

Dictionary Definition

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

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English

Etymology

tenet, from teneo

Pronunciation

Noun

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

Translations

An opinion, belief or principle

Latin

Verb

  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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