Webster 1913 Edition
tenethe holds, fr.
tenereto hold. See
Any opinion, principle, dogma, belief, or doctrine, which a person holds or maintains as true;
tenetsof Plato or of Cicero
That al animals of the land are in their kind in the sea, . . . is a
Sir T. Browne.
tenetsof his family he had early renounced with contempt.
Syn. – Dogma; doctrine; opinion; principle; position. See
Webster 1828 Edition