Origin of tenetL, he holds from tenere: see tenant
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.
A doctrine, principle, or position held as part of a philosophy, religion, or field of endeavor.
Origin of tenetProbably from Medieval Latin from Latin third person sing. present indicative of tenēre to hold ; see ten- in Indo-European roots.
Latin tenet (“he holds"), from teneÅ (“hold; have")
- At various periods in the history of the middle ages we encounter sudden outbreaks of millennarianism, sometimes as the tenet of a small sect, sometimes as a far-reaching movement.
- He avers that this " metaphysic of experience " is not idealism, or the tenet that consciousness is the only reality.
- The characteristic tenet of orthodox Brahmanism consists in the conception of an absolute, all-embracing spirit, the Brahma (neutr.), being the one and only reality, itself un- Connexion conditioned, and the original cause and ultimate with goal of all individual souls (jiva, i.e.
- On the one hand, soul is corporeal, else it would have no real existence, would be incapable of extension in three dimensions (and therefore of equable diffusion all over the body), incapable of holding the body together, as the Stoics contended that it does, herein presenting a sharp contrast to the Epicurean tenet that it is the body which confines and shelters the light vagrant atoms of soul.
- Separation from European politics - the doctrine of" America for Americans "that was embodied later in the Monroe declaration - was a tenet cherished by Jefferson as by other leaders (not, however, Hamilton) and by none cherished more firmly, for by nature he was peculiarly opposed to war, and peace was a fundamental part of his politics.