Ipse dixit is an assertion without proof; or a dogmatic expression of opinion. The
fallacy of defending a proposition by baldly asserting that it is "just how it is" ...
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
Define ipse dixit: an assertion made but not proved : dictum.
ipse dixit. (ip-sah dicks-it) v. Latin for "he himself said it," meaning the only proof
we have of the fact is that this person said it.
Ipse dixit definition, an assertion without proof. See more.
Dec 27, 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 ...
Latin, literally he himself said it, translating Greek autos epha, a phrase used of
Pythagoras by his followers. Pronunciation: ipse dixit. /ˌɪpseɪ ˈdɪksɪt/.
a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were
necessary). Word Family. ipse dixit. the "ipse dixit" family. Usage Examples.
Definition of IPSE DIXIT: He himself said it; a bare assertion resting on the
authority of an in- dividual.
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 ...