Definition of dogma in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdôɡmə/


A principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true: the Christian dogma of the Trinity the rejection of political dogma
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  • He believes that when living in a certain society you should become a real part of it by sticking to its rules, dogmas and principles.
  • These are ideologies and dogmas that came for political reasons afterwards.
  • Erasmus searched for reconciliation between Faith and Reason, refusing not only the dogmas of Faith, but the dogmas of Reason as well.
teaching, belief, tenet, principle, precept, maxim, article of faith, canon;
creed, credo, set of beliefs, doctrine, ideology


Mid 16th century: via late Latin from Greek dogma 'opinion', from dokein 'seem good, think'.

  • Dogma comes via late Latin from Greek dogma ‘opinion’, from dokein ‘seem good, think’.

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Syllabification: dog·ma

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