(Dog"ger*man) n. A sailor belonging to a dogger.
(Dog"get) n. Docket. See Docket. [Obs.]
(Dog"gish) a. Like a dog; having the bad qualities of a dog; churlish; growling; brutal. Dog"gish*ly,
adv. Dog"gish*ness, n.
(Dog"grel) a. & n. Same as Doggerel.
(Dog"-head`ed) a. (Zoöl.) Having a head shaped like that of a dog; said of certain baboons.
(Dog"-heart`ed) a. Inhuman; cruel. Shak.
(Dog"hole`) n. A place fit only for dogs; a vile, mean habitation or apartment. Dryden.
(dog"-leg`ged) a. (Arch) Noting a flight of stairs, consisting of two or more straight portions
connected by a platform (landing) or platforms, and running in opposite directions without an intervening
(Dog"ma) n.; pl. E. Dogmas L. Dogmata [L. dogma, Gr. do`gma, pl. do`gmata, fr. dokei^n
to think, seem, appear; akin to L. decet it is becoming. Cf. Decent.]
1. That which is held as an opinion; a tenet; a doctrine.
The obscure and loose dogmas of early antiquity.Whewell.
2. A formally stated and authoritatively settled doctrine; a definite, established, and authoritative tenet.
3. A doctrinal notion asserted without regard to evidence or truth; an arbitrary dictum.
Syn. tenet; opinion; proposition; doctrine. Dogma, Tenet. A tenet is that which is maintained as
true with great firmness; as, the tenets of our holy religion. A dogma is that which is laid down with
authority as indubitably true, especially a religious doctrine; as, the dogmas of the church. A tenet rests
on its own intrinsic merits or demerits; a dogma rests on authority regarded as competent to decide and
determine. Dogma has in our language acquired, to some extent, a repulsive sense, from its carrying
with it the idea of undue authority or assumption. This is more fully the case with its derivatives dogmatical