ipse dixit definition

  • noun:
    • An unsupported assertion, often by one of standing; a dictum.
    • An assertion without proof; a dogmatic phrase of viewpoint; a dictum.
    • an unsupported dogmatic assertion
  • phrase:
    • An unproved idea this is certainly acknowledged entirely in the authority of someone that is proven to have asserted it; a dogmatic statement; a dictum.
    • an expert whom makes such an assertion.

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