Definitions for dogmaˈdɔg mə, ˈdɒg-; -mə tə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dog•maˈdɔg mə, ˈdɒg-; -mə tə(n.)(pl.)-mas, -ma•ta

  1. a system of principles or tenets, as of a church.

    Category: Religion

  2. a specific tenet or doctrine authoritatively put forth, as by a church.

    Category: Religion

  3. prescribed doctrine:

    political dogma.

  4. an established belief or principle.

Origin of dogma:

1590–1600; < L < Gk, =dok(eîn) to seem, think, seem good +-ma n. suffix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dogma, tenet(noun)

    a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof

  2. dogma(noun)

    a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative

    "he believed all the Marxist dogma"

Wiktionary

  1. dogma(Noun)

    An authoritative principle, belief or statement of opinion, especially one considered to be absolutely true regardless of evidence, or without evidence to support it.

    The unforgiving dogma of Stalinism is that what the party leader, however cruel and incompetent, decrees, however absurd, must be accepted as dogma

  2. dogma(Noun)

    A doctrine (or set of doctrines) relating to matters such as morality and faith, set forth authoritatively by a religious organization or leader.

    In the Catholic Church, new dogmas can only be declared by the pope after the extremely rare procedure ex cathedra to make them part of the official faith.

  3. Origin: From dogma, from δόγμα, from δοκέω (more at decent). Treated in the 17c. -18c. as Greek, with plural dogmata.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dogma(noun)

    that which is held as an opinion; a tenet; a doctrine

  2. Dogma(noun)

    a formally stated and authoritatively settled doctrine; a definite, established, and authoritative tenet

  3. Dogma(noun)

    a doctrinal notion asserted without regard to evidence or truth; an arbitrary dictum

Freebase

  1. Dogma

    Dogma is a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true. It serves as part of the primary basis of an ideology or belief system, and it cannot be changed or discarded without affecting the very system's paradigm, or the ideology itself. They can refer to acceptable opinions of philosophers or philosophical schools, public decrees, religion, or issued decisions of political authorities. The term derives from Greek δόγμα "that which seems to one, opinion or belief" and that from δοκέω, "to think, to suppose, to imagine". Dogma came to signify laws or ordinances adjudged and imposed upon others by the First Century. The plural is either dogmas or dogmata, from Greek δόγματα. The term "dogmatics" is used as a synonym for systematic theology, as in Karl Barth's defining textbook of neo-orthodoxy, the 14-volume Church Dogmatics.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. dogma

    1. A hard substance which forms in a soft brain; a coprolitic idea; a lie imperiously reiterated and authoritatively injected into the mind of one or more persons who believe they believe what some one else believes. 2. A paying thought or doctrine. 3. A recession into the Divine or Imperial--hence, the father of graft.


Translations for dogma

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

dogma(noun)

opinions settled or fixed by an authority, eg the Church.

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