Associations to the word «Dogma»
DOGMA, noun. An authoritative principle, belief or statement of opinion, especially one considered to be absolutely true and indisputable, regardless of evidence or without evidence to support it.
DOGMA, noun. A doctrine (or set of doctrines) relating to matters such as morality and faith, set forth authoritatively by a religious organization or leader.
DOGMA, noun. A religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof.
DOGMA, noun. A doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative; "he believed all the Marxist dogma".
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.