The definition of a tenet is a belief or principle that is held by a group as being true.noun
An example of tenet is the Christian belief that Jesus is the son of God.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: L, he holds < tenere: see tenant
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Origin: Probably from Medieval Latin, from Latin, third person sing. present indicative of tenēre, to hold; see ten- in Indo-European roots.