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Monday, March 01, 2004

Definitions for tenet

  1. Any opinion, principle, dogma, belief, or doctrine that a person holds or maintains as true.

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Citations for tenet
. . .the tenet that all men are created equal and seen as such by the eyes of God. Kaye Gibbons, On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon
This kind of tolerance and receptivity is itself a cardinal tenet of Enlightenment thought. Gary B. Nash, History on Trial
Origin of tenet
1590-1600
Tenet comes from Latin tenet "he holds" (something as true), from tenere, "to hold."