Pronunciation: (dôg'mu, dog'-), [key]
—pl. -mas, -ma•taPronunciation: (-mu-tu). [key]
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.
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