- A principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true: the dogmas of faith [mass noun]: the rejection of political dogmaMore example sentences
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, orthodoxy
- 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.
mid 16th century: via late Latin from Greek dogma 'opinion', from dokein 'seem good, think'.