1. Pertaining to a dogma, or to an established and authorised 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.

Synonym: magisterial, arrogant. See magisterial.

Origin: L. Dogmaticus, gr, fr., cf. F. Dogmatique.

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