Origin of tenet
Examples from the Web for tenet
Charter schools, rejecting the tenet of promotion through seniority, promised to do better.
By late Jan. 2003, Tenet had signed the first formal guidelines for interrogation and confinement.
Meanwhile, [CIA Director George] Tenet and I sat together in my small office.The First American: Excerpt from Henry Crumpton’s ‘The Art of Intelligence’|Henry A. Crumpton|May 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When Tenet was asked whether it was appropriate to describe Ciralsky that way, Tenet answered, “No.”
The only problem was that Tenet made those remarks two weeks before the actual polygraph test.
Some of the Scotists among the schoolmen appear to have made an approach to it, by their tenet of grace ex congruo.
Now, it might be shewn that there are infinite objections to this tenet, and that it involves vast difficulties and perplexities.Rites and Ritual|Philip Freeman
Mastrius (loco jam citato) tenet inseminationem esse necessariam.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
Also, when inculcating the tenet of taking no delight in the whole Universe: 'So nothing which has form (samskrita) is reliable.'The Gtakaml|rya Sra
Dogma, dog′ma, n. a settled opinion: a principle or tenet: a doctrine laid down with authority.
British Dictionary definitions for tenet
Word Origin for tenet
Word Origin and History for tenet
"principle," properly "a thing held (to be true)," early 15c., from Latin tenet "he holds," third person singular present indicative of tenere "to hold, to keep, to maintain" from PIE root *ten- "to stretch" (cf. Sanskrit tantram "loom," tanoti "stretches, lasts;" Persian tar "string;" Lithuanian tankus "compact," i.e. "tightened;" Greek teinein "to stretch," tasis "a stretching, tension," tenos "sinew," tetanos "stiff, rigid," tonos "string," hence "sound, pitch;" Latin tendere "to stretch," tenuis "thin, rare, fine;" Old Church Slavonic tento "cord;" Old English thynne "thin"). Connection notion between "stretch" and "hold" is "to cause to maintain." The modern sense is probably because tenet was used in Medieval Latin to introduce a statement of doctrine.