Definition of obiter dictum noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    obiter dictum

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌoʊbət̮ər ˈdɪktəm//
     
    (pl. obiter dicta)
    NAmE//ˌoʊbət̮ərˈdɪktə//
     
     
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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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