dogma

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
  1. noun
    a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative
    “he believed all the Marxist dogma
    see moresee less
    type of:
    doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought
    a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
  2. noun
    a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
    synonyms: tenet
    see moresee less
    types:
    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
Word Family