It was on this formal, categoric, and solemn declaration that we voted Art.
Not a categoric prohibition, but a caution not to sail too near the wind in this matter.
A second categoric message from her husband was the response.
The categoric Imperative in the individual is merely the result of his individual education.
We have seen that at the beginning of any acquaintance the fellow-being is inevitably dealt with in the categoric way.
The essential point is perhaps best brought out by Shaler in his distinction between sympathetic and categoric contacts.
For no other race of the Mediterranean world was the moral law based on the "categoric imperative."
This diagnosis, so categoric underneath its familiar form and somewhat faulty grammar, sounded a serious cry of alarm.
In love there is neither means nor end; if, however, categoric formulas must be used, one might speak of a reciprocal action.
1590s, as a term in logic, "unqualified, asserting absolutely," from Late Latin categoricus, from Greek kategorikos "accusatory, affirmative, categorical," from kategoria (see category). General sense of "explicit, unconditional" is from 1610s. Categorical imperative, from the philosophy of Kant, first recorded 1827. Related: Categorically.