selfhood; individual identity, individuality
Word Origin

Latin ipse ‘self’

1650s, from Latin ipse “self” + -ity.


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    [ip-suh-lat-er-uh l] /ˌɪp səˈlæt ər əl/ adjective, Anatomy. 1. pertaining to, situated on, or affecting the same side of the body: ipsilateral paralysis. /ˌɪpsɪˈlætərəl/ adjective 1. on or affecting the same side of the body adj. 1907, from Latin ipse “self” + lateral. ipsilateral ip·si·lat·er·al (ĭp’sə-lāt’ər-əl) adj. Located on or affecting the same side of […]

  • Ipsissima-verba

    [ip-sis-si-mah wer-bah; English ip-sis-uh-muh vur-buh] /ɪpˈsɪs sɪˌmɑ ˈwɛr bɑ; English ɪpˈsɪs ə mə ˈvɜr bə/ Latin. adverb 1. with the very words; verbatim. noun 2. the very words. /ɪpˈsɪsɪmə ˈvɜːbə/ plural noun 1. the very words; verbatim

  • Ipso-facto

    [ip-soh fak-toh] /ˈɪp soʊ ˈfæk toʊ/ adverb 1. by the fact itself; by the very nature of the deed: to be condemned ipso facto. /ˈɪpsəʊ ˈfæktəʊ/ adverb 1. by that very fact or act: ipso facto his guilt was apparent Latin, literally “by that very fact.”

  • Ipso-jure

    [ip-soh yoo-re; English ip-soh joo r-ee] /ˈɪp soʊ ˈyu rɛ; English ˈɪp soʊ ˈdʒʊər i/ adverb, Latin. 1. by the law itself; by operation of law. /ˈɪpsəʊ ˈjʊərɪ/ adverb 1. by the law itself; by operation of law

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