Pronunciation: (dôg'mu, dog'-),[key] —n., —pl.-mas, -ma•taPronunciation: (-mu-tu).[key] 1. a system of principles or tenets, as of a church.
2. a specific tenet or doctrine authoritatively laid down, as by a church: the dogma of the Assumption. 3. prescribed doctrine: political dogma. 4. a settled or established opinion, belief, or principle.