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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Burchardise.
 
To speak ex cathedra; to speak with authority. Burchard (who died 1026) compiled a volume of canons of such undisputed authority, that any sentence it gave was beyond appeal.   1
 


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