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Meaning of dogma

dog•ma

Pronunciation: (dôg'mu, dog'-), [key]
— pl. -mas, -ma•ta
  1. a system of principles or tenets, as of a church.
  2. a specific tenet or doctrine authoritatively laid down, as by a church: the dogma of the Assumption.
  3. prescribed doctrine: political dogma.
  4. a settled or established opinion, belief, or principle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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