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.

That al animals of the land are in their kind in the sea, . . . is a tenet very questionable.
Sir T. Browne.

The religious tenets of his family he had early renounced with contempt.

Syn. -- Dogma; doctrine; opinion; principle; position. See Dogma.

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