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  1. dic·tum
    IPA[ˈdiktəm]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: dictum, plural noun: dicta

    • noun

      a formal pronouncement from an authoritative source:

      a short statement that expresses a general truth or principle:

    • plural form of dictum
    • plural form of dictum
    • noun

      a judge's incidental expression of opinion, not essential to the decision and not establishing precedent.

      an incidental remark.

    • noun

      a judge's expression of opinion uttered in court or in a written judgement, but not essential to the decision and therefore not legally binding as a precedent.

      an incidental remark.

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