from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A doctrine or a corpus of doctrines relating to matters such as morality and faith, set forth in an authoritative manner by a religion.
  • noun A principle or statement of ideas, or a group of such principles or statements, especially when considered to be authoritative or accepted uncritically.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A settled opinion; a principle, maxim, or tenet held as being firmly established.
  • noun A principle or doctrine propounded or received on authority, as opposed to one based on experience or demonstration; specifically, an authoritative religious doctrine.
  • noun Authoritative teaching or doctrine; a system of established principles or tenets, especially religious ones; specifically, the whole body or system of Christian doctrine, as accepted either by the church at large or by any branch of it.
  • noun In the Kantian philosophy, a directly synthetical proposition based on concepts of the understanding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That which is held as an opinion; a tenet; a doctrine.
  • noun A formally stated and authoritatively settled doctrine; a definite, established, and authoritative tenet.
  • noun A doctrinal notion asserted without regard to evidence or truth; an arbitrary dictum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An authoritative principle, belief or statement of opinion, especially one considered to be absolutely true regardless of evidence, or without evidence to support it.
  • noun A doctrine (or set of doctrines) relating to matters such as morality and faith, set forth authoritatively by a religious organization or leader.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
  • noun a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin, from Greek, opinion, belief, from dokein, to seem, think; see dek- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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


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