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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tenet  \Ten"et\,  n.  [L.  tenet  he  holds  fr  tenere  to  hold  See 
  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. 
  The  religious  tenets  of  his  family  he  had  early 
  renounced  with  contempt.  --Macaulay. 
  Syn:  Dogma;  doctrine;  opinion;  principle;  position.  See 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  religious  doctrine  that  is  proclaimed  as  true  without 
  proof  [syn:  {belief},  {dogma}] 

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