tenet

tenet
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. dogma, belief, opinion, creed, doctrine.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. view, conviction, belief, position, faith, trust, opinion, impression, doctrine, system, dogma, creed, principle, profession, credo, conception, self-conviction, presumption, assumption.
See Synonym Study at doctrine .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n.
[TEN it]
a principle or belief.
She didn’t agree with all the tenets of her church.
SYN.: principle, belief, doctrine, dogma, conviction, creed, credo, canon, rule, teaching, maxim.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A principle taught or advanced for belief, as by a religious or philosophical group: doctrine, dogma, teaching. See BELIEF.

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