dogma
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈdɒɡ.mə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈdɔɡ.mə/, /ˈdɑɡ.mə/

Noun

dogma

  1. An authoritative principle, belief or statement of opinion, especially one considered to be absolutely true and indisputable, regardless of evidence or without evidence to support it.
  2. 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.
    • 1658, Thomas Browne, “The Garden of Cyrus. […]. Chapter V.”, in Hydriotaphia, Urne-buriall, […] Together with The Garden of Cyrus, […], London: Printed for Hen[ry] Brome […], OCLC 48702491 ↗; reprinted as Hydriotaphia (The English Replicas), New York, N.Y.: Payson & Clarke Ltd., 1927, OCLC 78413388 ↗, [https://archive.org/stream/hydriotaphiaurne00browuoft#page/
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      According to that Cabaliſticall Dogma: If Abram had not had this Letter [i.e., {{m
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