ipsedixitism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ipse dīxit (he himself said it, used in the Middle Ages in reference to Aristotle) +‎ -ism. Coined in the late 18th century by Jeremy Bentham.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɪpsiːˈdɪksɪtɪzəm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɪpsiˈdɪksɪtɪzəm/

Noun[edit]

ipsedixitism (plural ipsedixitisms)

  1. An unfounded, false and dogmatic assertion, an ipse dixit.