31 January 2008

Religious Vocab! - "Tenet"

It always irks me when people get this one wrong.

The correct word is:
tenet n. - An opinion, belief, or principle held to be true by someone or especially an organization.
Which is not to be confused with:
tenant n. - One who pays rent in return for the use of land, buildings, or other property owned by others; an occupant.
Or even (hilariously, as I saw today):
tenement n. - a building that is rented to multiple tenants, especially a low-rent, run-down one.
The only people with a license to talk about religious tenants are landlords.

That is all.

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