Definition of ipsissima verba in English:

ipsissima verba

Pronunciation /ipˌsisəmə ˈvərbə/ /ɪpˌsɪsəmə ˈvərbə/

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

/ipˌsisəmə ˈvərbə/ /ɪpˌsɪsəmə ˈvərbə/