Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dictum

2 senses of dictum

Sense 1
pronouncement, dictum, say-so -- (an authoritative declaration)
       => declaration -- (a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written))

Sense 2
obiter dictum, dictum -- (an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding)
       => opinion, legal opinion, judgment, judgement -- (the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision; "opinions are usually written by a single judge")

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