Ipse Dixit

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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 is in conflict with a particular statute might be said to have no legal support with the exception of the ipse dixit of the court.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

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