(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 wellhole.

(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.

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 and dogmatism.

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