Dog*mat"ic (?), n.

One of an ancient sect of physicians who went by general principles; -- opposed to the Empiric.

 

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Dog*mat"ic (?), Dog*mat`ic*al (?), a. [L. dogmaticus, Gr. , fr. : cf. F. dogmatique.]

1.

Pertaining to a dogma, or to an established and authorized doctrine or tenet.

2.

Asserting a thing positively and authoritatively; positive; magisterial; hence, arrogantly authoritative; overbearing.

Critics write in a positive, dogmatic way. Spectator.

[They] are as assertive and dogmatical as if they were omniscient. Glanvill.

Dogmatic theology. Same as Dogmatics.

Syn. -- Magisterial; arrogant. See Magisterial.

 

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