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  • adj. Alternative form of dogmatic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Given to or characterized by dogmatism; dogmatic.
  • Same as dogmatics.

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  • adj. characterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles

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Examples

  • Though this book contain in it many things dogmatical, that is, divers doctrines of the apostles, yet it is not styled the book of the doctrine, but of the Acts of the Apostles, that we may learn to act as they acted.

    The Divine Right of Church Government by Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London

  • The science which, with all its preliminaries, has for its especial object the solution of these problems is named metaphysics -- a science which is at the very outset dogmatical, that is, it confidently takes upon itself the execution of this task without any previous investigation of the ability or inability of reason for such an undertaking.

    The Critique of Pure Reason

  • But because a proof of this nature cannot be dogmatical, that is, cannot be drawn from conceptions, inasmuch as it concerns a synthetical proposition a priori, and as philosophers never reflected that such propositions are valid only in relation to possible experience, and therefore cannot be proved except by means of a deduction of the possibility of experience, it is no wonder that while it has served as the foundation of all experience (for we feel the need of it in empirical cognition), it has never been supported by proof.

    The Critique of Pure Reason

  • For, if you would inform, a positive and dogmatical manner in advancing your sentiments may provoke contradiction and prevent a candid attention.

    In which Max discovers a tic, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • My faith is a congeries of dogmatical certitudes, one of which is that the new liturgy is the triumph, yea the resurrection, of the Philistines. posted by John at 11: 07 AM

    Leap Year -- Day

  • How, for example, to reconcile Aquinas' doctrinal disproof of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the acceptance and dogmatical promulgation of the same?

    Light from the East: The Russian Catholic Parish in Lyons, France

  • “Rather,” thought I to myself on hearing this, but I continued, in the dogmatical tone I had adopted: — “It is sad, however, that you should be brought up in ignorance of the most ordinary branches of education; had you known something of history and grammar you might, by degrees, have relinquished your lace-mending drudgery, and risen in the world.”

    The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte

  • I am sensible, that nothing can be more unphilosophical than to be positive or dogmatical on any subject; and that, even if excessive scepticism could be maintained, it would not be more destructive to all just reasoning and inquiry.

    An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals

  • There is another species of learned men, who, though less dogmatical and supercilious, are not less impertinent.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • So that, if the truth must be spoken, when the rational and dogmatical sciences began, the discovery of useful works came to an end.

    The New Organon

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