Ipsissima verba

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Ipsissima verba, Latin for "the very words," is a legal term referring to material, usually established authority, that a writer or speaker is quoting or referring to. For example, "the lawyer's position on segregation is supported by the ipsissima verba of the Supreme Court's holding in Brown v. Board of Education."

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Ipsissima verba is also the name of an album of the German band Samsas Traum.

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