Definition of ipse dixit in English:

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ipse dixit

Pronunciation: /ˌɪpseɪ ˈdɪksɪt/
/ˌɪpsiː/

noun

A dogmatic and unproven statement.
Example sentences
  • Overall, the Court's peremptory style in addressing the jus ad bellum reflects an unfortunate ipse dixit approach to judicial reasoning.
  • Recent Supreme Court decisions emphasize the need to regulate the admissibility of expert testimony by means of standards that require opinions to go beyond ipse dixit--that is, that are based on more than the fact that the expert said it.

Origin

Latin, literally 'he himself said it', translating Greek autos epha, a phrase used of Pythagoras by his followers.

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