dicta dicta  /ˈdɪk tə/


  1. (n) an authoritative declaration
  2. (n) an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding



  1. Both have handed down dicta outside their jurisdiction.
  2. Frequently the President's obiter dicta on prices appear to be tossed off extemporaneously.
  3. The voice of the traditional print critic, uttering lofty dicta from his Victorian armchair, has become both fainter and more shrill.


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    Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt explicabo. Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem quia voluptas sit aspernatur aut odit aut fugit, sed quia consequuntur magni dolores eos qui ratione voluptatem sequi nesciunt. Your Employees Your ...
    on January 16, 2014     Source: EHS Today


  1. But Ferguson sees what they mean: "A better expression of human deracination than these disembodied obiter dicta would be rather hard to imagine . . ."
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Niall Ferguson Source: New Statesman

  2. "Many of Chanel's private dicta have entered into the unspoken rules that still govern fashion," wrote Cecil Beaton in The Glass of Fashion, published in 1954. "Though Chanel herself echoed the theory that fashions are never revived, it is a...
    on Mar 21, 2008 By: Cecil Beaton Source: Independent

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