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Meaning of DICTUM

Pronunciation:  'diktum

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

DICTUM is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: obiter dictum, pronouncement, say-so
 See Also: declaration, directive, judgement, judgment, opinion



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dic"tum\, n.; pl. L. {Dicta}, E. {Dictums}. [L., neuter
of dictus, p. p. of dicere to say. See {Diction}, and cf.
1. An authoritative statement; a dogmatic saying; an

         A class of critical dicta everywhere current. --M.

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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