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DOGMA, civil law. This word is used in the first chapter, first section, of the second Novel, and signifies an ordinance of the senate. See also Dig. 27, 1, 6.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"The adjective [of dialogic criticism] can be dispensed with," Todorov concluded in his meditation on external authority, "so long as we recognize that the meaning of criticism always lies in transcending the opposition between dogmaticism and skepticism" (168).