dictum

  1. an authoritative declaration
  2. an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding

Dictum

Dic'tum noun ; plural Latin Dicta , English Dictums . [ Latin , neuter of dictus , past participle of dicere to say. See Diction , and confer Ditto .] 1. An authoritative statement; a dogmatic saying; an apothegm. « A class of cr...
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Dictum

• (n.) The report of a judgment made by one of the judges who has given it. • (n.) An arbitrament or award. • (n.) A judicial opinion expressed by judges on points that do not necessarily arise in the case, and are not involved in it. • (n.) An authoritative statement; a dogmatic saying; an apothegm.Dictum: words in the definiti...
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dictum

dictum (s), dicta (pl) 1. A saying or utterance: sometimes used with emphasis upon the fact that it is a mere saying; but more often with the implication of a formal pronouncement claiming or carrying some authority. 2. A formal pronouncement from an authoritative source. 3. A short statement that expresses a general truth or principle. ...
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Dictum

n. Latin meaning "remark." Refers to a judge's comment in a ruling or decision which is not required to reach the decision, but may state the judge's interpretation of a related legal principle. The remark does not have the full force of a precedent since it was not part of the legal basis for judgment, but may be cited in legal argument....
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Dictum

In United States legal terminology, a dictum (plural dicta) is a statement of opinion considered authoritative (although not binding), given the recognized authoritativeness of the person who pronounced it. There are multiple subtypes of dicta, although due to their overlapping nature, legal practitioners in the U.S. colloquially use dictum to ref...
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dictum

an authoritative declaration
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dictum

an authoritative declaration
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dictum

an authoritative declaration
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