Ipse dixit is a term used to identify and describe a sort of arbitrary dogmatic
statement, which the speaker expects the listener to accept as valid. The fallacy
Ipse Dixit. [Latin, He himself said it.] An unsupported statement that rests solely
on the authority of the individual who makes it. A court decision, for example, that
Ipse dixit definition, an assertion without proof. See more.
May 9, 2016 ... Ipse dixit is a Latin phrase meaning "He himself said it." It refers to what is
basically an appeal to authority, with oneself as the authority. In other ...
ipse dixit · Look up ipse dixit at Dictionary.com: Latin, literally "he (the master)
said it," translation of Greek autos epha, phrase used by disciples of Pythagoras ...
From Latin ipse dixit (“he himself said it”), calque of Ancient Greek αὐτὸς ἔφα (
autòs épha). Originally used by the followers of Pythagoreanism, who claimed ...
Definition of IPSE DIXIT: He himself said it; a bare assertion resting on the
authority of an in- dividual.
Ipse Dixit. (ip-see>b>dix-it) Latin for "he himself said it." A statement that, while
unsupported and unproven, may carry some weight based solely on the authority
ipse dixit. noun. An unsupported assertion, usually by a person of standing; a
dictum. Origin of ipse dixit. From Latin ipse d&imacron;xit, he himself said (it) :
Ipse dixit ('false authority'): L. "He said it himself" Def- appealing to an illegitimate
authority; Ex- "Global warming must be true because the Vice President said so ...