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  • Def: Dogma 1. a system of principles or tenets; 2. a settled or established opinion, belief, or principle; 3. A doctrine or a corpus of doctrines relating to matters such as morality and faith, set forth in an authoritative manner by a church; 4. An authoritative principle, belief, or statement of ideas or opinion, especially one considered to be absolutely true; 5. a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof;

  • Origin: 1590–1600; < L < Gk, equiv. to dok(eǐn) to seem, think, seem good + -ma n. suffix;

  • Synonyms: article, canon, conviction, credenda, credo, creed, doctrine, gospel, opinion, persuasion, precept, principle, rule, teachings, tenet, view.
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