Dogma Definition

dôgmə, dŏg-
dogmas, dogmata
noun
dogmas
A doctrine; tenet; belief.
Webster's New World
Doctrines, tenets, or beliefs, collectively.
Webster's New World
A principle or statement of ideas, or a group of such principles or statements, especially when considered to be authoritative or accepted uncritically.
American Heritage
A positive, arrogant assertion of opinion.
Webster's New World
A doctrine or body of doctrines formally and authoritatively affirmed.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Dogma

Noun

Singular:
dogma
Plural:
dogmas, dogmata

Origin of Dogma

  • From Latin dogma (“philosophical tenet”), from Ancient Greek δόγμα (dogma, “opinion, tenet”), from δοκέω (dokeō, “I seem good, think”) (more at decent). Treated in the 17c. -18c. as Greek, with plural dogmata.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin from Greek opinion, belief from dokein to seem, think dek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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