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dog·mat·ic school

ancient Greek school or tradition in medicine whose members were the successors to or followers of Hippocrates; they based their conceptions of disease upon the humoral theory and their practice upon experience and sound reasoning, and were comparatively free from fads, speculative theories, and dogma, which the term dogmatic falsely implies.

dogmatic

(dog-mă′tĭk)
1. Pert. to dogma or doctrine, e.g., of a religion.
2. Pert. to the expression of opinions in an uncompromising, arrogant manner.
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Meanwhile the exoteric dimension of their writings would leave undisturbed the dogmatical (that is, unquestioned) beliefs that the community needed.
Stoddard, though an eminently holy man," Edwards observed, "was naturally of a dogmatical temper, and the people being brought up under him, were naturally led to imitate him.
Fifty Years past no one has ever heard a dogmatical Expression escape
Amidst the uncertainty of guesses, if I am not peremptory and dogmatical, you will with your wonted candour receive my reveries and conjecture, that Ignacio Loyola might have been pitched upon by the author, as a person worthy of distinguished notice from him.
With the exception of some jibes at the "insolently dogmatical," "impertinent," and "cavilling" Scaliger (pp.
Their invincible ignorance, in this respect, far from discouraging them, irritates their curiosity; instead of putting them upon guard against their imagination, this ignorance renders them decisive, dogmatical, imperious, and even exasperates them against all, who oppose doubts to the reveries, which their brains have begotten.