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Definition of Dictum
DictumDictum Dic"tum, n.; pl. L. Dicta, E. Dictums. [L., neuter
of dictus, p. p. of dicere to say. See Diction, and cf.
1. An authoritative statement; a dogmatic saying; an
A class of critical dicta everywhere current. --M.
(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.
Meaning of Dictum from wikipedia
- In general
usage, a dictum
(lit. 'something that has been said' in Latin; plural
dicta) is an authoritative
statement. In some contexts, such...
- Obiter dictum
(usually used in the plural, obiter
dicta) is the Latin phrase meaning
"by the way", that is, a remark
in a judgment
that is "said in p****ing"...
- The Dictum
of Kenilworth, issued
on 31 October
1266, was a pronouncement designed
of the Second
Barons' War with the royal
"tough and competent", which became known
as the "Kranz Dictum
has been the subject
of movies, do****entary films, and books
- Hickam's dictum
is a counterargument
to the use of Occam's razor
in the medical
Occam's razor suggests
that the simplest
- Chekhov's gun (Russian: Чеховское ружьё) is a dramatic principle
that every element
in a story
must be necessary, and irrelevant elements
- In Aristotelian
de omni et nullo
(Latin: "the maxim
of all and none") is the principle
of a whole
- living" (Ancient Gr****: ὁ ... ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ) is a famous dictum apparently uttered
at his trial
- John Emerich Edward
Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron
Acton, 13th Marquess
of Groppoli, KCVO, DL (10 January
1834 – 19 June 1902), better known
as Lord Acton, was...
is the philosophy
of G. W. F. Hegel which
can be summed
up by the dictum
that "the rational alone
is real", which means
that all reality
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