ipse dixit

noun ip·se dix·it \ ˈip-sē-ˈdik-sət \

Definition of ipse dixit

: an assertion made but not proved : dictum

Origin and Etymology of ipse dixit

Latin, he himself said it


Law Dictionary

ipse dixit

noun ip·se dix·it \ ˈip-sē-ˈdik-sət \

legal Definition of ipse dixit

: an assertion made but not proved
  • According to the city, it is “self-evident” that killing animals for food is “important”; the eradication of insects and pests is “obviously justified”; and the euthanasia of excess animals “makes sense.”… These ipse dixits do not explain why religion alone must bear the burden of these ordinances
  • Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of Hialeah, 508 U.S. 520 (1993)

Origin and Etymology of ipse dixit

Latin, he himself said (it)


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