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Definition of obiter dictum noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    obiter dictum

    NAmE//ˌoʊbət̮ər ˈdɪktəm//
    (pl. obiter dicta)
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  1. 1(law) a remark made by a judge which the jury does not have to pay attention to
  2. 2(formal) a remark which is not important
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