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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dogma (Greek).
 
A religious doctrine formally stated. It now means a statement resting on the ipse dixit of the speaker. Dogmatic teaching used to mean the teaching of religious doctrines, but now dogmatic means overbearing and dictatorial. (Greek dogma, gen. dogmtos, a matter of opinion; verb dokeo, to think, whence dogmatizo.)   1
 


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