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A dogmatic and unproven statement.
statement, report, declaration, proclamation, pronouncementView synonyms
- ‘Recent Supreme Court decisions emphasize the need to regulate the admissibility of expert testimony by means of standards that require opinions to go beyond ipse dixit--that is, that are based on more than the fact that the expert said it.’
- ‘Overall, the Court's peremptory style in addressing the jus ad bellum reflects an unfortunate ipse dixit approach to judicial reasoning.’
Latin, literally ‘he himself said it’, translating Greek autos epha, a phrase used of Pythagoras by his followers.
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