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ipsissima verba Line breaks: ip¦sis|sima verba
Pronunciation: /ɪpˌsɪsɪmə ˈvəːbə/

Definition of ipsissima verba in English:

plural noun

The precise words.
Example sentences
  • I think that Schiappa and many other scholars tend to overstate the importance of ipsissima verba.
  • Recognize that the second ordination vow assumes neither an ipsissima verba (every word) subscription nor the absence of any reservations.

Origin

Latin.

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