as in doctrine
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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as in philosophy
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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“Dogma.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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