ipse dixit

Definition of "ipse dixit"
  1. An unproven and unsupported statement that may be considered significant due to the reputation or authority of the person issuing it
How to use "ipse dixit" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer's argument was merely based on ipse dixit, with no supporting evidence.
  2. The judge dismissed the claim, stating it was an ipse dixit case.
  3. The detective's ipse dixit about the suspect's guilt wasn't enough for a conviction.

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