Definition of dogma in English:

dogma

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɒɡmə
 
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noun

A principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true: the dogmas of faith [mass noun]: the rejection of political dogma
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
teaching, belief, conviction, tenet, principle, ethic, precept, maxim, article of faith, canon, law, rule; creed, credo, code of belief, set of beliefs, set of principles, doctrine, ideology, orthodoxyblind faith, unquestioning belief, certainty, invincible conviction, unchallengeable conviction, arrogant conviction

Origin

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

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