n pl , -mas, -mata
1 a religious doctrine or system of doctrines proclaimed by ecclesiastical authority as true
2 a belief, principle, or doctrine or a code of beliefs, principles, or doctrines
(C17: via Latin from Greek: opinion, belief, from dokein to seem good)
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
article, article of faith, belief, credo, creed, doctrine, opinion, precept, principle, teachings, tenet
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