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tenet

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noun te·net \ˈte-nət also ˈtē-nət\

Simple Definition of tenet

  • : a belief or idea that is very important to a group

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tenet

  1. :  a principle, belief, or doctrine generally held to be true; especially :  one held in common by members of an organization, movement, or profession

Examples of tenet in a sentence

  1. the central tenets of a religion

  2. one of the basic tenets of the fashion industry



Origin of tenet

Latin, he holds, from tenēre to hold


First Known Use: circa 1600

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