1. (archaic) argumentative; based on argument
    • 1856, James Bradley Finley, William Peter Strickland, Autobiography of Rev. James B. Finley (page 322)
      There are different sorts of sermons — the argumentary, the dogmatic, the postulary, the persuasive, the punitive, the combative, "in orthodox blows and knocks," the logical, and the poetic; but this specimen belonged to none of these […]

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