Tenet
Tenet 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. [1913 Webster]

That al animals of the land are in their kind in the sea, . . . is a tenet very questionable. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

The religious tenets of his family he had early renounced with contempt. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Dogma; doctrine; opinion; principle; position. See {Dogma}. [1913 Webster]


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