te·net /ˈtɛnət ||ˈtinət/
Ten·et n. Any opinion, principle, dogma, belief, or doctrine, which a person holds or maintains as true; as, the tenets of Plato or of Cicero.
That al animals of the land are in their kind in the sea, . . . is a tenet very questionable. --Sir T. Browne.
The religious tenets of his family he had early renounced with contempt. --Macaulay.
Syn: -- Dogma; doctrine; opinion; principle; position. See Dogma.
n : a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without
proof [syn: dogma]