dicta
dicta pl of dictum

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

dicta
The plural of dictum.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


dicta
Opinions of a judge that do not embody the resolution or determination of the specific case before the court. Expressions in a court's opinion that go beyond the facts before the court and therefore are individual views of the author of the opinion and not binding in subsequent cases as legal precedent. The plural of dictum.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


dicta
Opinions of a judge that do not embody the resolution or determination of the specific case before the court. Expressions in a court's opinion that go beyond the facts before the court and therefore are individual views of the author of the opinion and not binding in subsequent cases as legal precedent. The plural of dictum.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

dicta
n.
   the plural of dictum.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • dicta — DICTÁ, dictez, vb. I. tranz. 1. A pronunţa rar şi desluşit cuvintele unei fraze, ale unui text, pentru ca ascultătorul să le poată scrie întocmai. 2. A impune ceva în mod categoric, a obliga pe cineva să accepte ceva fără condiţii; a ordona. ♦… …   Dicționar Român

  • Dicta — (lat., Mehrzahl von Dictum [s.d.], 1) Sprüche, so: Dicta septem sapientum, die Sprüche der Sieben Weisen, s.d.; 2) (Dogm.), Bibelsprüche; man unterscheidet: a) D. classĭca, Bibelstellen, die einen Satz deutlich u. ausführlich behandeln; b) D.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Dicta — Dic ta, n. pl. [L.] See {Dictum}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dicta — (lat.), s. Dictum …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Dicta — (lat.), Mehrzahl von Dictum (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Dicta — Dicta, lat., Sprüche, in der Einzahl dictum, Spruch. D. probantia, biblische Beweisstellen. D. testium, Zeugenaussage; dictando, dictirend …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • DICTA — quando virgo olim appellata, vide infra in Pacta …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • dicta — édicta …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • dicta — [dik′tə] n. alt. pl. of DICTUM …   English World dictionary

  • dicta — Plural of dictum. Often referred to as obiter dicta or obiter, being expressions in an opinion of the court which are not necessary to support the decision. Lawson v United States, 85 App DC 167, 176 F2d 49, cert den 339 US 934, 94 L Ed 1352, 70… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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