ipse dixit

noun
ip·​se dix·​it | \ ˈip-sē-ˈdik-sət How to pronounce ipse dixit (audio) \

Definition of ipse dixit

: an assertion made but not proved : dictum

First Known Use of ipse dixit

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ipse dixit

Latin, he himself said it

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“Ipse dixit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ipse%20dixit. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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ipse dixit

noun
ip·​se dix·​it | \ ˈip-sē-ˈdik-sət How to pronounce ipse dixit (audio) \

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 ordinancesChurch of the Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of Hialeah, 508 U.S. 520 (1993)

History and Etymology for ipse dixit

Latin, he himself said (it)

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