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Noun: obiter dictum (obiter dicta)  'ó-bi-tu(r) 'dik-tum
  1. An incidental remark
    - passing comment
  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
    - dictum

Derived forms: obiter dicta

Type of: comment, input, judgement, judgment, legal opinion, opinion, remark

Encyclopedia: Obiter dictum