Definitions

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  • noun The practice of dogmatic assertion.

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  • noun an unfounded, false and dogmatic assertion

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  • noun an unsupported dogmatic assertion

Etymologies

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From ipse dixit +‎ -ism

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  • Where a premise is assumed to be true merely by the saying of it. See also, beg the question.

    December 21, 2006