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Firm belief in man's best friend, mother (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

dogma

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Here is my best explanation:

'firm belief' is the definition.

'man's best friend mother' is the wordplay.
'man's best friend' becomes 'dog'.
'mother' becomes 'ma' (ma is a kind of mother).
'dog'+'ma'='DOGMA'

'in' is the link.

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