Tenet meaning

tĕnĭt
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An opinion, belief, or principle held to be true by someone or especially an organization.
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The definition of a tenet is a belief or principle that is held by a group as being true.

An example of tenet is the Christian belief that Jesus is the son of God.

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A doctrine, principle, or position held as part of a philosophy, religion, or field of endeavor.
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A principle, doctrine, or belief held as a truth, as by some group.
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Origin of tenet

  • Probably from Medieval Latin from Latin third person sing. present indicative of tenēre to hold ten- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Latin tenet (“he holds"), from teneō (“hold; have")

    From Wiktionary