Definition of ipsissima verba in English:

ipsissima verba

plural noun

  • The precise words.

    • ‘I think that Schiappa and many other scholars tend to overstate the importance of ipsissima verba.’
    • ‘Recognize that the second ordination vow assumes neither an ipsissima verba (every word) subscription nor the absence of any reservations.’

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation

ipsissima verba

/ɪpˌsɪsɪmə ˈvəːbə/