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.
See tenet in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L, he holds < tenere: see tenant
See tenet in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Probably from Medieval Latin
Origin: , from Latin
Origin: , third person sing. present indicative of tenēre, to hold; see ten- in Indo-European roots.
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