Dogma means the doctrine of belief in a religion or a political system.

The literal meaning of dogma in ancient Greek was "something that seems true." These days, in English, dogma is more absolute. If you believe in a certain religion or philosophy, you believe in its dogma, or core assumptions. If you belong to a cult that believes that cupcake consumption is the only true path, then you follow the cupcake dogma. Dogma, once adopted, is accepted without question. Go eat cupcakes!

Definitions of dogma

n a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative

“he believed all the Marxist dogma
Type of:
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought
a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

n a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof

article of faith, credendum
(Christianity) any of the sections into which a creed or other statement of doctrine is divided
Type of:
church doctrine, creed, gospel, religious doctrine
the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group

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