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NOUN (1)

1. a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof;
[syn: dogma, tenet]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tenet \Ten"et\, n. [L. tenet he holds, fr. tenere to hold. See Tenable.] Any opinion, principle, dogma, belief, or doctrine, which a person holds or maintains as true; as, the tenets of Plato or of Cicero. [1913 Webster] That al animals of the land are in their kind in the sea, . . . is a tenet very questionable. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] The religious tenets of his family he had early renounced with contempt. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Syn: Dogma; doctrine; opinion; principle; position. See Dogma. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tenet n 1: a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof [syn: dogma, tenet]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

45 Moby Thesaurus words for "tenet": a belief, article of faith, axiom, belief, canon, code, commandment, convention, conviction, credo, creed, dictum, doctrine, dogma, form, formula, general principle, golden rule, guideline, guiding principle, idea, ideology, imperative, law, maxim, mitzvah, moral, norm, opinion, ordinance, persuasion, position, precept, principium, principle, regulation, rubric, rule, settled principle, standard, teaching, view, viewpoint, working principle, working rule
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

TENET. Which he holds. There are two ways of stating the tenure in an action of waste. The averment is either in the tenet and the tenuit; it has a reference to the time of the waste done, and not to the time of bringing the action. 2. When the averment is in the tenet the plaintiff on obtaining a verdict, will recover the place wasted, namely, that part of the premises in which the waste was exclusively done, if it were done in a par only, together with treble damages. But when the averment is in the tenuit, the tenancy being at an end, he will have judgment for his damages only. 2 Greenl. Ev. 652.