Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: dictum (dictums,dicta)  dik-tum
  1. An authoritative declaration
    - pronouncement, say-so
  2. (law) an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding
    - obiter dictum

Derived forms: dictums, dicta

Type of: declaration, judgement, judgment, legal opinion, opinion

Encyclopedia: Dictum