dogma
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(pronounced DAWHG-muh)

Though it’s a combination of some of the first words you learn to speak as a baby, the average child won’t have use for this word until later in life. The word dogma is often used in a religious context to mean a collection of doctrines set forth by a church focusing on morals and faith, but it can just as easily be used to describe a something regarded as an established opinion, an authoritative point of view or a tenet to be followed.

Example: For a time in the 2000s, any and all findings on sustainable building practices that came out of USGBC were considered dogma to the great majority of A&D firms.