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An often strict, conservative set of rules, beliefs, or even cultural practices that are intended to be disseminated and accepted as truth. In many cases, a sense of ethics, or moral and philosphical weight, inheres within dogmatic practices and their associated core beliefs, often functioning as structural ideologies.

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