dogmatic

Definition of dogmatic

dog`mat´ic   Pronunciation: dǒg`măt´ĭk
n.1.One of an ancient sect of physicians who went by general principles; - opposed to the Empiric.
a.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.

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