Ipse Dixit Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Ipse Dixit.

Ipse Dixit (phrase)

  1. From Latin, literally meaning "he himself said it." It refers to an unsupported statement that relies solely on the authority or credibility of the individual who made it, without any other evidence. Used in legal contexts to describe a claim that lacks proof or validation. Comparable to "because I said so."