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Meaning of DICTUM

Pronunciation:  'diktum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\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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