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English Dictionary: Dicta by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   d8Dictum \[d8]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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