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Dictum

Dictum Meaning & Definition
Dictum Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Dictum?

[n] an authoritative declaration
[n] an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding

Synonyms | Synonyms for Dictum: obiter dictum | pronouncement | say-so

Related Terms | Find terms related to Dictum: a priori truth | action | adage | address | affirmance | affirmation | allegation | ana | analects | announcement | annunciation | answer | aphorism | apostrophe | apothegm | appointment | assertion | asseveration | averment | avouchment | avowal | award | axiom | brevet | brocard | bull | byword | canon | catchword | code | collected sayings | commandment | comment | conclusion | condemnation | consideration | convention | crack | creed | current saying | decision | declaration | decree | decree-law | decreement | decretal | decretum | deliverance | determination | diagnosis | dictate | diktat | distich | doom | edict | edictum | enunciation | epigram | exclamation | expression | fiat | finding | form | formula | general principle | gnome | golden rule | golden saying | greeting | guideline | guiding principle | imperative | interjection | ipse dixit | law | manifesto | maxim | mention | mitzvah | moral | mot | motto | norm | note | observation | oracle | order | ordinance | ordonnance | Parthian shot | phrase | pithy saying | position | position paper | positive declaration | postulate | precedent | precept | predicate | predication | prescript | principium | principle | proclamation | profession | prognosis | pronouncement | pronunciamento | proposition | protest | protestation | proverb | proverbial saying | proverbs | question | reflection | regulation | remark | rescript | resolution | rubric | rule | ruling | saw | say | saying | say-so | self-evident truth | senatus consult | senatus consultum | sentence | sententious expression | settled principle | sloka | stance | stand | standard | statement | stock saying | subjoinder | sutra | teaching | tenet | text | theorem | thought | truism | truth | ukase | universal truth | utterance | verdict | verse | vouch | wisdom | wisdom literature | wise saying | witticism | word | words of wisdom | working principle | working rule

See Also | declaration | directive | judgement | judgment | opinion

Dictum In Webster's Dictionary

\Dic"tum\, n.; pl. L. {Dicta}, E. {Dictums}. [L., neuter of dictus, p. p. of dicere to say. See {Diction}, and cf. {Ditto}.] 1. An authoritative statement; a dogmatic saying; an apothegm. A class of critical dicta everywhere current. --M. Arnold. 2. (Law) (a) A judicial opinion expressed by judges on points that do not necessarily arise in the case, and are not involved in it. (b) (French Law) The report of a judgment made by one of the judges who has given it. --Bouvier. (c) An arbitrament or award.

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