obiter dictum

Definition of "obiter dictum"
  1. A non-binding comment or observation made by a judge that isn't directly related to the legal proceedings
How to use "obiter dictum" in a sentence
  1. The judge's obiter dictum about the need for better safety regulations was noted but did not influence the final ruling.
  2. The obiter dictum provided some insight into the judge's thinking, even though it did not form part of the ruling.
  3. Although the obiter dictum was not legally binding, it sparked a lively debate about the interpretation of the law.

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