tenet


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ten·et

 (tĕn′ĭt)
n.
A doctrine, principle, or position held as part of a philosophy, religion, or field of endeavor.

[Probably from Medieval Latin, from Latin, third person sing. present indicative of tenēre, to hold; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

tenet

(ˈtɛnɪt; ˈtiːnɪt)
n
a belief, opinion, or dogma
[C17: from Latin, literally: he (it) holds, from tenēre to hold]

ten•et

(ˈtɛn ɪt; Brit. also ˈti nɪt)

n.
any opinion, principle, doctrine, dogma, etc., esp. one held as true by members of a profession, group, or movement.
[1590–1600; < Latin: he holds]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tenet - a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
article of faith, credendum - (Christianity) any of the sections into which a creed or other statement of doctrine is divided
church doctrine, religious doctrine, creed, gospel - the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group

tenet

noun principle, rule, doctrine, creed, view, teaching, opinion, belief, conviction, canon, thesis, maxim, dogma, precept, article of faith Non-violence is the central tenet of their faith.

tenet

noun
A principle taught or advanced for belief, as by a religious or philosophical group:
Translations

tenet

[ˈtenət] Nprincipio m

tenet

[ˈtɛnɪt] nprincipe mten-gallon hat n (US)chapeau m de cow-boy

tenet

nLehrsatz m; (Rel) → Glaubenssatz m

tenet

[ˈtɛnət] nprincipio
References in classic literature ?
Tyler sent him to college he had never heard the word ethics, and yet I am equally sure that in all his life he never has transgressed a single tenet of the code of ethics of an American gentleman.
It was the cardinal tenet of their mode of reasoning to start with facts and to give names to the facts.
morality might reproach me, according to the old routine, for disposing of my life without permission--or whatever its tenet may be.
This gentleman and Mr Thwackum scarce ever met without a disputation; for their tenets were indeed diametrically opposite to each other.
Whatever may be the arguments or inducements which have wrought this change in the sentiments and declarations of these gentlemen, it certainly would not be wise in the people at large to adopt these new political tenets without being fully convinced that they are founded in truth and sound policy.
For a writer of his peculiar philosophic tenets, at all events, the world itself, in truth, must seem irretrievably old or even decadent.
She instructed her daughter in the tenets of her religion and taught her to aspire to higher powers of intellect and an independence of spirit forbidden to the female followers of Muhammad.
So far is the general sense of mankind from corresponding with the tenets of those who endeavor to lull asleep our apprehensions of discord and hostility between the States, in the event of disunion, that it has from long observation of the progress of society become a sort of axiom in politics, that vicinity or nearness of situation, constitutes nations natural enemies.
To him it meant the Church of England, and not to believe in its tenets was a sign of wilfulness which could not fail of punishment here or hereafter.
I shall devote myself for a time to the examination of the Roman Catholic dogmas, and to a careful study of the workings of their system: if I find it to be, as I half suspect it is, the one best calculated to ensure the doing of all things decently and in order, I shall embrace the tenets of Rome and probably take the veil.
Their lodgings were in a cottage a little further along the lane, but they came and assisted Tess in her departure, and argued that she should dress up in her very prettiest guise to captivate the hearts of her parents-in-law; though she, knowing of the austere and Calvinistic tenets of old Mr Clare, was indifferent, and even doubtful.
Minchin that his religious sympathies were of a general kind, and such as gave a distant medical sanction to all serious sentiment, whether of Church or Dissent, rather than any adhesion to particular tenets.