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dogma

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1 a statement or body of statements concerning faith or morals proclaimed by a church
  • the Catholic dogma of the bodily assumption of the Virgin Mary

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2 the basic beliefs or guiding principles of a person or group
  • the Golden Rule encompasses a dogma that can serve all mankind

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The first known use of dogma was in 1534

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“Dogma.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dogma. Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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