Definitions for: Tenet


[n] a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof



Webster (1913) Definition: Ten"et, n. [L. tenet he holds, fr. tenere to hold. See
Tenable.]
Any opinion, principle, dogma, belief, or doctrine, which a
person holds or maintains as true; as, the tenets of Plato or
of Cicero.

That al animals of the land are in their kind in the
sea, . . . is a tenet very questionable. --Sir T.
Browne.

The religious tenets of his family he had early
renounced with contempt. --Macaulay.

Syn: Dogma; doctrine; opinion; principle; position. See
Dogma.

Synonyms: dogma

See Also: article of faith, church doctrine, credendum, creed, gospel, religious doctrine

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