Definition of "dictum"
  1. An incidental comment made by a judge, which although insightful, is not necessary for the decision of a case and does not serve as a legal precedent that other courts need to follow
How to use "dictum" in a sentence
  1. In their opinion, the judges offered a dictum on the broader implications of the case.
  2. While not essential for the judgement, the judge’s dictum shed light on the complexities of the law.
  3. The lawyer referenced a dictum from a previous ruling to build a stronger argument.

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