Definition of Obiter dictum

1. Noun. An incidental remark.

Exact synonyms: Passing Comment
Generic synonyms: Comment, Input, Remark



2. Noun. An opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding.
Exact synonyms: Dictum
Generic synonyms: Judgement, Judgment, Legal Opinion, Opinion
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Definition of Obiter dictum

1. Noun. (legal) a statement or remark in a court's judgment that is not essential to the disposition of the case. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Obiter dictum

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1. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1914)
""obiter dictum" is a mere observation by a judge on a legal question suggested by ... "obiter dictum" is an expression of opinion by the court or judge on a ..."

2. The Works of Rufus Choate: With a Memoir of His Life by Rufus Choate, Samuel Gilman Brown (1862)
"There is, I know, an obiter dictum to this effect, of Mr. Justice Iredell, in the early and cele.brated case of Chisholm v. State of Georgia, (£ Dall. 4,l9. ..."

3. The Congregationalism of the Last Three Hundred Years, as Seen in Its by Henry Martyn Dexter, Andover Theological Seminary (1880)
"The obiter dictum of a Congregational Council, though sensible in its intent, and even useful in its quality, can come into existence only as an ..."

4. China's New Constitution and International Problems by Min-chʻien T. Z. Tyau (1918)
"1 An obiter dictum In 1908, the Wuhu consular body proposed to amend the regulations for the international settlement of that port so as to debar the ..."

5. Federal Procedure at Law: A Treatise on the Procedure in Suits at Common Law by Chrisenberry Lee Bates (1908)
"Same—obiter dictum of Mr. Justice Bradley.—In a case calling for no expression of opinion upon the subject, Mr. Justice Bradley, discussing the power of the ..."

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