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ipse dixit

[ip-se dik-sit; English ip-see dik-sit] /ˈɪp sɛ ˈdɪk sɪt; English ˈɪp si ˈdɪk sɪt/
Latin.
1.
he himself said it.
2.
an assertion without proof.
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British Dictionary definitions for ipse

ipse dixit

/ˈɪpseɪ ˈdɪksɪt/
noun
1.
an arbitrary and unsupported assertion
Word Origin
C16, literally: he himself said it
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ipse dixit

Latin, literally "he (the master) said it," translation of Greek autos epha, phrase used by disciples of Pythagoras when quoting their master.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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ipse in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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