Definition of Ipse dixit

1. Noun. An unsupported dogmatic assertion.

Exact synonyms: Ipsedixitism
Generic synonyms: Assertion, Asseveration, Averment



Definition of Ipse dixit

1. Phrase. (rhetoric) An unproved proposition that is accepted solely on the authority of someone who is known to have asserted it; a dogmatic statement; a dictum. ¹

2. Phrase. An authority who makes such an assertion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ipse Dixit

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ipse dixit (current term)
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Literary usage of Ipse dixit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"They certainly confided in Lord Sandwich's bare ipse dixit, and could not be otherwise convinced, without losing one of the King's ships, and having five ..."

2. The Canada Law Journal by Law Society of Upper Canada, William S. Hein & Company, Canadian Bar Association (1916)
"The writer's ipse dixit reminds us of a favourite aphorism of the late Sir John Hagarty: "We are none of us infallible, not even the youngest barrister. ..."

3. Processus Bernardi Delitiosi: the trial of Fr. Bernard Délicieux, 3 by Alan Friedlander (1996)
"Item interrogatus si ipse dixit in aliquo tractatu et in quo et ubi quod rex ... Item interrogatus si ipse dixit in aliquo tractatu et in quo et ubi quod ..."

4. The Diary of the Revolution: A Centennial Volume Embracing the Current by Frank Moore (1876)
"They certainly confided in Lord Sandwich's bare ipse dixit, and could not be otherwise convinced, without losing one of the King's ships, and having five ..."

5. A Defence of the Drama: Containing Mansel's Free Thoughts, Extracts from the by D. F., Robert Mansel, Francesco Caffaro (1826)
"... I shall remain as perfectly indifferent upon this subject, to the opinions of Tertullian and Cyprian, as I should be to the ipse dixit of TOM O'NOKES, ..."

6. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"They certainly confided in Lord Sandwich's bare ipse dixit, and could not be otherwise convinced, without losing one of the King's ships, and having five ..."

7. The Canada Law Journal by Law Society of Upper Canada, William S. Hein & Company, Canadian Bar Association (1916)
"The writer's ipse dixit reminds us of a favourite aphorism of the late Sir John Hagarty: "We are none of us infallible, not even the youngest barrister. ..."

8. Processus Bernardi Delitiosi: the trial of Fr. Bernard Délicieux, 3 by Alan Friedlander (1996)
"Item interrogatus si ipse dixit in aliquo tractatu et in quo et ubi quod rex ... Item interrogatus si ipse dixit in aliquo tractatu et in quo et ubi quod ..."

9. The Diary of the Revolution: A Centennial Volume Embracing the Current by Frank Moore (1876)
"They certainly confided in Lord Sandwich's bare ipse dixit, and could not be otherwise convinced, without losing one of the King's ships, and having five ..."

10. A Defence of the Drama: Containing Mansel's Free Thoughts, Extracts from the by D. F., Robert Mansel, Francesco Caffaro (1826)
"... I shall remain as perfectly indifferent upon this subject, to the opinions of Tertullian and Cyprian, as I should be to the ipse dixit of TOM O'NOKES, ..."

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