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 for tenet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tenet \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.
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           That al animals of the land are in their kind in the
           sea, . . . is a tenet very questionable. --Sir T.
                                                    Browne.
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           The religious tenets of his family he had early
           renounced with contempt.                 --Macaulay.
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     Syn: Dogma; doctrine; opinion; principle; position. See
          Dogma.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tenet
      n 1: a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without
           proof [syn: dogma, tenet]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "tenet":
     a belief, article of faith, axiom, belief, canon, code,
     commandment, convention, conviction, credo, creed, dictum,
     doctrine, dogma, form, formula, general principle, golden rule,
     guideline, guiding principle, idea, ideology, imperative, law,
     maxim, mitzvah, moral, norm, opinion, ordinance, persuasion,
     position, precept, principium, principle, regulation, rubric, rule,
     settled principle, standard, teaching, view, viewpoint,
     working principle, working rule
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  TENET. Which he holds. There are two ways of stating the tenure in an action 
  of waste. The averment is either in the tenet and the tenuit; it has a 
  reference to the time of the waste done, and not to the time of bringing the 
  action. 
       2. When the averment is in the tenet the plaintiff on obtaining a 
  verdict, will recover the place wasted, namely, that part of the premises in 
  which the waste was exclusively done, if it were done in a par only, 
  together with treble damages. But when the averment is in the tenuit, the 
  tenancy being at an end, he will have judgment for his damages only. 2 
  Greenl. Ev. 652. 
  
  

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