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Webster 1913 Edition


Tenet

Ten′et

,
Noun.
[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
.
That al animals of the land are in their kind in the sea, . . . is a
tenet
very questionable.
Sir T. Browne.
The religious
tenets
of his family he had early renounced with contempt.
Macaulay.
Syn. – Dogma; doctrine; opinion; principle; position. See
Dogma
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tenet

TEN'ET

,
Noun.
[L. tenet, he holds.] Any opinion, principle, dogma or doctrine which a person believes or maintains as true; as the tenets of Plato or of Cicero. The tenets of christians are adopted from the Scriptures; but different interpretations give rise to a great diversity of tenets.

Definition 2022


tenet

tenet

English

Noun

tenet (plural tenets)

  1. An opinion, belief, or principle that is held as absolute truth by someone or especially an organization.

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Latin

Verb

tenet

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of teneō